The use of video in the teaching process provides many new opportunities that have been largely neglected for a long time. Video is a powerful tool that enables customisation, flexibilisation and personalisation as well as making the learning process more attractive and effective. Video can be used to enrich teaching material and make it more authentic. It is also optimally compatible with the wishes of students, for whom video content (e.g. YouTube) is a big part of their lives, as well as allowing students to study at a time, pace and place of their choosing.

When implementing blended learning into your teaching practice, video is an essential tool (e.g. knowledge clips, e-lectures, animated videos, webinars, etc.). In the tool guide, you can find a variety of tools with which you can record your own videos.

Would you like to create a professional video? If so, AUAS has a recording studio in which you can record short videos and short lectures.

What type of video you should make depends on what you wish to achieve (learning objectives, target group), how you wish to reuse the video and the available time and budget.

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AUAS also has a web lecture studio (LWB) which you can use to record high-quality short videos, short lectures and webinars.

What can I expect?

  • Web lectures record educational activities by means of video, audio and presentation images that can be viewed online.
  • Expert camera operators take care of the recording, basic editing and publishing (hosting) of lectures, knowledge clips and short lectures.
  • Web lectures are published within two working days, after which time the applicant receives a link to the web lecture. The storage period can be specified during the application process.

Click here for more information and prices.

If you wish to record a video, but don’t want to use a studio, then you can use Powerpoint or Camtasia. For more information on how to use these tools, see the tool guide. To get started with your videos, you can call on Edulab for professional help, e.g. via a workshop.

Knowledge clips are short videos (between 5-10 minutes long) that address specific topics. They have a number of advantages compared to recorded lectures, such as the lack of background noise (e.g. students making noise or asking questions) and higher audiovisual quality. Knowledge clips are also quick and to the point, so it is clear to students what the video is about. During knowledge clips, the lecturer addresses the individual viewers (i.e. the students), making it feel more personal than other types of video footage or online material. Finally, a good knowledge clip can also take advantages of the specific attributes of the medium in order to offer material in a manner that facilitates deep understanding.

You can use knowledge clips for purposes such as:

  • Demonstration of a specific practical skill:
    A common type of knowledge clip is known as a skills clip. This a short video that demonstrates a particular skill, such as a clinical competency or a demonstration of how to conduct a lab test. The latter, for example, can be used to help students prepare for a practical session.
  • Supplementary teaching material for difficult topics
    Knowledge clips can also be used to illustrate a certain topic that often requires frequent repetition for students to understand it. Visual presentations can help to boost understanding of complex processes or abstract concepts (e.g. how the body works, processes that affect the energy market, etc.). The clips are permanently available online, so the students can view them as many times as they wish and use them as extra material to help them process difficult topics.
  • Creation of solution models
    Lecturers can also use knowledge clips to create solution models for specific problems or exercises. This kind of knowledge clip can be used to simultaneously provide large groups of students with answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Group assignment for students
    Students can be asked to record one or more knowledge clips about a particular topic. When students create learning content themselves, they gain deeper understanding of the material.

Have a look here at how you create your knowledge clip with Powerpoint.

Make your video interactive

You can make your knowledge clip interactive by adding questions to it and giving space for annotations. To do so, upload your video in the tool ‘Interactive Video’ on Brightspace. Have a look at the video below to see how simple that goes.

Animated videos should be used if a particular issue requires visualisation. These are short clips that use illustrated cartoon characters, objects or text.  The images facilitate the transfer of the information by making the information more ‘attractive’. Topics for which you could use animation include procedures, narrative themes and complex concepts.

However, make sure the information doesn’t go into too much depth or detail. Animated videos cannot be used as a replacement for lectures, books or articles: they should be used as a clear and concise method of illustrating a particular topic.

Vyond is a tool that can be used to create animated videos. A detailed description of Vyond can be found in the tool guide.