CTLT Dialogues

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Using short videos to help students learn

Posted by Cathy Kelley on April 29, 2008

An article in today’s Chronicle of HIgher Education provides some ideas about how to use short home-made videos in your class to help your students learn better. This article describes how some professors will work through a single problem or example and record it outside of class time. Students often find these short, highly-targeted videos to be far more useful than full-length lectures.

The article also provides ideas about low-cost, easy-to-use technologies that can be used to produce these videos. Some of these technologies are available to FDU faculty members in our Instructional Design Studio, located on the first floor of Dickinson Hall on the Metropolitan Campus. Starting this summer the studio will be open again five days a week.

Young, Jeffrey (2008). Film School: To Spice Up Course Work, Professors Make Their Own Videos. The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2, 2008.  http://chronicle.com/free/v54/i34/34a01301.htm

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