One Model for Building a Video Library for First Year Student Support

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Brief Abstract

Everyone knows that video can be a powerful tool for engagement and instruction in online classes. But what might a comprehensive strategy look like – one that encompasses all the classes in a university first year sequence, one that aims to develop an intentional roster of student-facing video content, and one that is designed to support student success while providing an additional tool for adjunct faculty and advising partners?

Presenters

Dr. Nathan Pritts is Professor and Lead Faculty in the Center for First Year Experience at the University of Arizona Global Campus. He brings expertise in business writing, advertising, and online user experience to the General Education classroom, infusing the curriculum with foundational outcomes bolstered by clear ties to a student's academic and career path.
Dr. Jennifer Vogel is a Professor and Associate Director in the Center for Enhancement of First-Year Experience at Ashford University. She brings expertise in curriculum and course design to general education courses, specifically college reading strategies, with an emphasis on andragogy and meaningful learning experiences.

Extended Abstract

Everyone knows that video can be a powerful tool for engagement and instruction in online classes. But what might a comprehensive strategy look like – one that encompasses all the classes in a university first year sequence, one that aims to develop an intentional roster of student-facing video content, and one that is designed to support student success while providing an additional tool for adjunct faculty and advising partners? In this presentation, we’ll describe the genesis of the project and walk you through the development – including our roll-out plan to generate faculty consensus and buy-in, the on-boarding content-creation materials, the conceptual framework for the videos themselves, and the production cycle all leading to the launch of our YouTube page. We’ll also share some of the (always changing!) analytics data we gathered, discuss how we got the word out to other stakeholders within the University, and to students, and we’ll conclude by pointing the way forward with practical tips and lessons learned along the way.