Learning from video – what works?

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Digital education reading group: June 2022

The theme for this month’s digital education reading group is inspired by a question asked on Twitter about what makes a good educational video:

Question for online educators – what’s the latest science on whether the educator’s face on teaching videos they make is associated with a) learning and b) satisfaction?

As universities switch rapidly to teaching online, video is widely being used without much thought, and with questionable results for students.  Here at UoL our studio is closed and our subject matter experts are preparing to record their videos, audios and presentations at home.  It’s a lot of additional work to organise, and is the effort worth it?  Will the recordings actually help students learn?

List of topics discussed at previous meetings