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Video and Audio

Creating video content

Video and audio are excellent mediums for creating fresh and engaging content for your students. Video is especially good for communicating complex visual information online, and it will play an important part of any good blended course. However, with so many hardware and software options available, it is sometimes difficult to know where to start.

On this page you will find a range of self-help resources to help you get the most out of the hardware and software available to you.

Types of Video

The type of video you choose to create will often have a significant impact on how long it takes to record and edit - and how effective it is as a learning resource. Five of the most popular video types are listed below, along with their strengths and weaknesses. For blended or fully online courses, we recommend you use a variety of different video types in your teaching to help keep your content fresh.

Thinking beyond video

Video is an effective educational tool and offers a rich learning experience for students. However, it is not a silver bullet. Video content is often passive and isn't always the best way for students to learn. Consider using online teaching techniques that encourage learners to actively engage with each other and construct their own meaning around information. 

When you do use video, provide students with opportunities to reinforce their learning using quizzes, discussion posts, and meaningful reflective activities.

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