Designing and Using Videos in Undergraduate Geoscience Education

Feb 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 -- 2014
Virtual Workshop

Video-based educational resources are well suited to explaining the dynamic nature of geosciences, specifically processes that challenge students to think both temporally and spatially. Sample topics that can be better visualized through video include coastal erosion, the development of disconformities, the retreat of a glacier, and the formation of a dune. In addition, online educational resources and the shift toward digital courseware available through free online academies are testaments to the increasing integration of instructional videos into college educational resources. In this workshop, through a series of four monthly sessions, we will explore the best practices for designing and using videos, review the existing technology (hardware and software), share resources, develop new ones, and discuss the challenges and opportunities. We are especially interested in building a community to develop and share resources and research on using short, self-produced videos to strengthen geoscience teaching and learning.

This virtual workshop, held for two hours on the first Friday of the month, for four months during Spring 2014, is open to all faculty who teach undergraduate geoscience courses and who are currently incorporating homemade videos in their courses or who will begin to develop these resources as part of this program. For more information about the workshop and its format proceed to the overview page.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 17, 2014 (Registration is now closed. Questions? Contact katryn.wiese at

Workshop Conveners

This workshop is part of the On the Cutting Edge professional development program for current and future geoscience faculty, and is sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers with funding provided by NAGT, and a grant from the National Science Foundation - Division of Undergraduate Education and other contributing sponsors.

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