“Video killed the lecturer? A systematic analysis of video use in higher education”, 21 September 2016, Melbourne CSHE, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Presenters: Jason M. Lodge, PhD; Jared Cooney Horvath, MEd, PhD

Video is increasingly being used as a means of content delivery in higher education. Despite the rapid growth in the use of this medium, the design and production of video instruction is driven as much by anecdote and heuristics as it is by evidence. In this seminar, we will present the preliminary findings of an ongoing project on effective video use in higher education. The project has two main thrusts. The first is to examine how people process information presented via different forms of video. The second is to develop a matrix for matching video type or design to pedagogical purpose. For example, one cell within the matrix outlines whether it is effective and/or practical to use voice over slides as an introduction to a subject. Other cells address whether it is effective and/or practical to use other methods for other pedagogical aims. The session will include numerous examples of videos developed for the higher education context and will be interactive with time set aside for questions and discussion.  

Source: Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) website