Good Practice

Increase Class Time for Active Learning and Feedback by Recording your Lectures

Challenge

Instructors often spend a majority of classroom time on lectures, leaving little time for other learning opportunities such as group discussion. Capturing content is one method to address this challenge.

Content capture is simply recording lecture material in video form. Students can then view the content online prior to class, freeing up classroom time for other learning opportunities.

Solutions

Creating engaging videos with well thought out planning and instructional design can be highly beneficial for student learning.

There are several types of content capture. The type you choose is dependent on several factors such as your learning objectives or timeframe. The different types include, but are not limited to:

Presentation

  • Lecturer speaks directly into a camera or microphone while simultaneously recording a PowerPoint presentation or other images.

Demonstration

  • Instructor models good practice for a specific procedure or process.

Interview

  • One or more individuals answer questions on camera. Interviews can take place in a recording studio or other location.

Animation

  • Motion graphics that illustrate complex ideas or processes often combined with recorded voice.

To see each method in action, please check out our Academic Video Production Video Playlist. Set up a consultation with Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS) to discover which method is best for your instructional needs.

Effort Required

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Learning Objectives Addressed

Analyzing
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Creating
Evaluating
Remembering
Understanding