Video can be both powerful and engaging when used within teaching, and it enriches learning materials. Recent developments in the technologies used for the capture and delivery of video have had a significant impact on the use of video within teaching, making it easier than ever to implement.
Videos have become an effective tool in the flipped classroom, allowing staff and students more valuable time in the classroom to concentrate on deeper learning activities, whilst enabling students to further their learning by using videos for self-directed study.
At Plymouth University, staff are using video in a variety of interesting ways, as part of their teaching practice. These include: creating small learning resources to embed in Moodle; creating a series of videos to enhance lectures; and providing a resource for revision. We continually observe new and engaging approaches to using video within the sector, and are always keen to advise and assist staff with incorporating these into their practice.
Furthermore, an emerging method of student assessment involves students creating videos as part of their assignments, with the added advantage of being able to submit their video directly to Moodle via a media eSubmission.
There are many tools and support resources available to staff who wish to learn about using video. The University is also fortunate to have full access to Lynda.com, which contains an extensive suite of training videos related to video editing software and other video techniques.
The recent introduction of the Panopto content capture system at the University has meant that video in teaching has become a fundamental part of the overall student learning experience.