Tutee or Not Tutee: Who should be on camera in your Instructional Video?

Effective instructional videos can vary in style.  This short video, inspired by an Arizona State University study, reveals preferences and effectiveness in two different styles:

  1. Should you teach to the camera/viewer or
  2. Should you teach a student who is also on camera and film that interaction?

This video featuring Dann Hurlbert, Carleton College’s Media & Design Guru succinctly recaps a 2018 study from ASU’s Katelyn M Cooper, Lu Ding, Michelle Stephens, Michelene T. H. Chi, and Sara E Brownell.

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Dann Hurlbert

Media & Design Specialist at Carleton College
Dann Hurlbert, Carleton’s Media & Design Specialist, has an MFA in Digital Cinema from California’s National University and has worked professionally as an actor and director for nearly twenty years, and designed the Little Prompter, a personal teleprompter for faculty and business professionals that is available on Amazon and LittlePrompter.com. He taught film, video production, and theatre for fifteen years and likely stood in your living room as an actor in more than forty national and regional television commercials. He also produced an educational video entitled “How to Write and Produce Your Own High School Musical,” which is currently being distributed by Films Media Group. Dann's a busy guy, and he loves helping others creating powerful instructional videos.

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