Among all the millions of videos out there, how do you find the great ones? How do you evaluate the quality of a video? Who are the great content creators, and what are the best curation sites? Which kinds of videos work as fun supplements, and which are best for actual instruction? How do you get students engaged in discussion after watching videos? How do you blend videos into your curriculum?
MIT has launched an initiative encouraging its students to produce short videos teaching basic concepts in science and engineering. The videos — aimed at younger students, in grades from kindergarten through high school — will be accessible through a dedicated MIT website and YouTube channel. A subset of the videos will also be available on Khan Academy, a popular not-for-profit educational site founded by an MIT alumnus.
“We wanted to help inspire young people to change the world through engineering and science, and realized that the 10,000 superstar students we have at MIT are uniquely positioned to do that,” says Ian A. Waitz, dean of the School of Engineering and the Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it. This is a nifty website that lets you 'chop' an interesting portion of a Youtube video and share just that bit - good for when you have a key scene for a class to view but you don't want to play the whole video clip. The shortened clip can be accessed via a unique link or by using the embed code the website provides.
Easy to use and very functional. Thanks to @Karin Gilbert - check out her video-related scoop.it page videosforlearning from the link below.
If you want more 'lecture or documentary' type videos try this site. It has been sorted for you into areas of tertiary learning with a simple useful search engine that may suggest other links for your topic. It does take a bit of time to load for some videos (size of them varies) and there are not that many to choose from if you are comparing with 'you tube' (18,302 - as at Feb 7th) - looks like a relatively new repository but useful for the tertiary sector.
Fully searchable videos. Mobento's intention is to be a 'one-stop shop' for learning videos. Mobento vets and curates all the video resources, and aims for quality rather than quantity (on launch day they only had 200 videos listed). They are a video collection sourced from other collections such as Khan Academy, TED, Stanford and Yale.
One of the unique features is the search capability - it searches the entire library of videos for the words that were actually spoken.
The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education. Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently. The purpose of this post is to: Provide backgrou...
The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education. Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently. The purpose of this post is to:
Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education. Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad. Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning mode
Having done a wee bit more research around the Flipped classroom that centre around videos, I found this rather thought-provoking blog post by Jackie Gerstein entitled Flipped classroom full pictu...
Via JackieGerstein Ed.D.
Youtube EDU is a channel dedicated to educational video material at all levels of education. The All Categories pulldown lets you choose a level - primary and secondary education, university or life-long learning. The range of videos includes such well-known educational collections such the Khan Academy, TEDtalks, BBC Worldwide and Sesame Street, as well as institution-specific offerings from ivy league universities such as UCBerkeley and MIT.
If you haven't seen it yet, anything from RSA Animate is worth a look, the cartoons drawn while you watch are engaging and the content is usually excellent (more detail in the post below)
Vialogues(Video+Dialogues) is an asynchronous Video discussion tool which can be used for leveraging digital videos for learning by adding group interaction as part of the online video experience.
Vialogues (= video dialogues) lets you upload your own videos as well as use videos from Youtube. Uploading videos the file formats supported are: .mov, .flv, mp4, mpeg, and .avi. Other formats (such as .wmv) will be supported in the future.
Questions can be posted at certain points of the video (like Grockit Answers) and the range of question types includes multi-choice (poll) as well as open-ended (text) questions. You can also delete the questions and answers if you want to do that.
Unlike Grockit Answers, the video doesn't automatically pause when you start typing a question or an answer.
Private weblinks are created if you want to restrict your questions/answers to a particular group. Not so easy to figure out how to get to your own created vialogues - you have a list on the right side of the screen under My Vialogues when you log on initially, but after that it's not obvious how to get back to it - however clicking on your name/view profile works.
A plus for Moodle users is that it is easy to copy and paste the embed code to embed the Vialogue in your Moodle LMS course - Moodle participants still need a Vialogues account to see the Vialogue activity.