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Instructional Practices

April 4, 2014

Duration - 2 hrs - 9-11 am (PST) | 10-12 pm (MST) | 11-1 pm (CST) | 12-2 pm (EST)
Format - Online web presentation via phone and Adobe Connect web conference software followed by discussion and collaborate problem solving.

A review and discussion of how geoscience faculty and others use and assess the effectiveness of videos in their classes.

Session Goals

Tentative program (subject to change)

  1. 10-minutes review of online discussion (homework from previous session) - What is the most effective way to use video in courses? How do we know they are effective? (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.4MB Apr4 14)
  2. 20-minutes: 5-minute group review of workspace pages
  3. 30-minutes Presentation by David McConnell – Research about designing effective video-based learning materials, and assessment of their effectiveness at supporting learning (PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx) 1.5MB Apr4 14)
  4. 15 minute Q&A
  5. Homework assigned: Contribute by April 23rd to discussions for these topics:
    • What resources could you use or what topics would you still like to see us address or address more deeply either in the final session or in future collaborations?
    • What are the pros and cons of using shared video resources? If cons, how can we get around them?
    • What are good ways to keep a collaborative community working together?
    • What are future projects you'd like to see? Next steps?
  6. 45 minutes – break into small work groups to develop web pages around these topics:
    • Developing sample video-based activity sheets
    • Using Videos to Flip a Class
    • Using videos to supplement lecture (self study/review) – pros/cons and challenges
    • Assessing the effectiveness of video use in a course

References and Resources

Web resources:


David McConnell's presentation on pedagogical research and assessment:

Review of small group work from previous session:

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