The Science of Instruction: Text and the Heart

In this short video, one of three in a series on the textbook, ELearning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Covlin Clark & Richard E. Mayer, Dann Hurlbert digs into how these important concepts should impact instructional video production.  The book is an in-depth, research-based look into best practices surrounding using audio and visuals in e-learning.  Elearning is only a part of its application, though.  These principles are also highly applicable for those creating instructional videos for flipped classrooms or other hybrid teaching styles.  In this third video, Dann relays how text placement can reduce cognitive load to increase learning capacity & effectiveness. To learn more about Dann and Carleton College’s Academic Technology department, visit https://www.carleton.edu/academic-technology/aboutus/

The Science of Instruction: Talk is Cheap (and Less Effective)

In this short video, number two of three in a series on the textbook ELearning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Covlin Clark & Richard E. Mayer, Dann Hurlbert digs into how these important concepts should impact instructional video production.  The book is an in-depth, research-based look into best practices surrounding using audio and visuals in e-learning.  Elearning is only a part of its application, though.  These principles are also highly applicable for those creating instructional videos for flipped classrooms or other hybrid teaching styles.  In this second video, Dann reports that, while audio is easy to produce, it’s often less effective.  He also provides some insight on how you can easily supplement your audio to create more engaging and effective content. To learn more about Dann and Carleton College’s Academic Technology department, visit https://www.carleton.edu/academic-technology/aboutus/

The Science of Instruction: Making Video Work Well

In this short video, one of three in a series on the textbook ELearning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Covlin Clark & Richard E. Mayer, Dann Hurlbert digs into how these important concepts should impact instructional video production.  The book is an in-depth, research-based look into best practices surrounding using audio and visuals in e-learning.  Elearning is only a part of its application, though.  These principles are also highly applicable for those creating instructional videos for flipped classrooms or other hybrid teaching styles.  In this first video, Dann relays how best to use the dual channels (audio and visuals) to make his or her instructional videos more engaging and more effective. To learn more about Dann and Carleton College’s Academic Technology department, visit https://www.carleton.edu/academic-technology/aboutus/

Video in the Age of Digital Learning: Insight from Jonas Köster’s 2018 book

cover of Jonas Köster's book Video in the Age of Digital LearningJonas Köster recently produced a beautiful and research-rich text entitled Video in the Age of Digital Learning. For those of us in education and developing instructional media, we already know what Köster lays out on the first page—“recent studies overwhelmingly predict the continual rise in the use of instructional video” (xv). Here’s why: “digital video is an extremely powerful method to tell stories, explain complex issues through engaging visuals, offer the learner the ability to work at their own pace, and . . . [it’s] the most efficient and effective method for bringing a teacher and learners together at an incredible scale” (xv).

This shift in teaching and learning requires more than just a camera and an eager instructor, however. For example, student attention span has shortened to only about 8 seconds and making a video engaging “requires a thorough examination of the medium to find the best ways to make it as useful as possible” (xvii). Without regurgitating the entire text, I’ll outline a few aspects of Köster’s book that stood out most.

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Instructional Video with Professor Dave Explains

I recently came across some great instructor videos by a guy who goes by Professor Dave.  He’s actually a Carleton grad, and his videos (on lots of science-related topics) are well developed, attractive, and engaging.  Instructors who connect an assessment to these videos could easily have some great learning with Professor Dave!  Dave’s style also gives some cool ideas of how instructors can film and produce their own instructional videos!  –dann

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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.

Facing Instructional Videos

How important is it for instructors to include their own faces when creating instructional videos? The answer might surprise you. Dann Hurlbert, Carleton College’s Media & Design Guru (and an actor, director, and inventor of the Little Prompter) leans on research and his own expertise to offer guidance.

Instructional Video Workshops Fill up Fast!

I’m already excited to be a part of the team hosting this Instructional Video Workshop at Carleton in late July!  Attendees will not only take-way a concrete and replicable process for creating process, but they’ll create [at least] 3 Instructional Videos they can start using right away.  The seats filled-up so fast, there is no doubt we’ll be doing more of these in the future!  More information on the workshop itself is available here.  And if you’d like to be notified when we host another one, please complete this short form. — dann