Next steps for our growing community

Participants in the Spring 2014 virtual workshop on Designing and Using Video in Undergraduate Geoscience Education identified several next steps and put together a wish-list of post-workshop goals. This list is not comprehensive - if you have an idea for a way to move the community forward, send a message to the Teach with Video email list:

Expand the existing collections

Add a video to the catalog »

Add an activity to the collection »

Develop new open-source shared video resources

These new videos should cover common, challenging topics that cross over a range of classes, such as:

  • Compositional vs. mechanical Earth layers
  • Structural three-point problems
  • Fundamental physical phenomena that could be readily recorded with cell phone cameras
  • Common misconceptions

Add to the existing web pages

Making Video

Making Video potential projects:
  • Work with the Direct Measurement Videos project to develop a tutorial on how to create them.
  • Add a section on making virtual field trip videos
    • best practices, equipment, techniques, uses, and real examples
  • Add tutorials on producing animations within video
  • Add longer, detailed tutorials using Camtasia and other software/technology to generate short videos
  • Add more information on video-recording technology, particularly cell phones, tablets, and other widely used devices
  • Develop an effective method for workshopping a video (providing/receiving constructive criticism)
    • Suggestions:
      • Online forum? Blog?
      • Create discipline-specific support groups that can be our first contact when having problems
      • Note: The method developed during the workshop with uploads for video to SERC and feedback threads on each went unused and was replaced with the current Video Catalog
  • Collaborate with other video developers to make a video together
    • Suggestions:
      • Host a face-to-face crash course in which participants are divided into groups to make videos together on a few chosen topics (common challenges or misconceptions?)
      • Host a face-to-face video and design conference in which developers can wrestle with difficult questions on the spot as one works through making a video -- at conference's end you will have a solid product to use (3-5 minutes or less?)
      • Host a virtual video-in-a-month workshop that meets once per week for about an hour

Using Video

Using Video potential projects
  • Add more examples (case studies) of how instructors are using videos inside and outside the classroom
  • Compile a list of 10-15 basic/fundamental introductory geoscience phenomena that can be demonstrated at home and recorded with a basic camera for or by students

Assessing Impacts

Assessing Impacts potential projects:
  • Add examples of how we assess the impacts of geoscience-education videos and multimedia on student learning
  • Summarize a few signature transformative assessments of the impacts of teaching methods on student learning
    • broader than just geoscience or videos
    • provided as examples of how to construct a truly impactful assessment
  • Provide additional useful literature references
  • Set up a test or data accumulation component where identical videos could be dispersed widely geographically and pre- and post-data are assessed
    • Publish and share results
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Engage our community

  • Join and use the email list! Anyone may join and send messages to the Teach with Video email list:
  • Add a topic to our ongoing Discussion Board
  • Help find convenient online mediums for sharing information, such as WebEx, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogs, RSS feeds, and Google+
    • Ensure the site allows for uploads and will be accessible by all
    • Enlist some volunteers to provide oversight and help produce and add information! That's you!
  • Initiate or participate in monthly, quarterly or bi-annual conference calls to share new ideas and update resource pages
  • Host a meeting session at a national conference such as AGU or GSA