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New ways of producing and using video lectures in an online learning environment


Recorded video lectures, talks and tutorials are a great way of reaching big audiences and of reusing existing material, but they're often too similar to traditional talks: unless you find a very good speaker, they tend to be rather boring. Join us and suggest topics, speakers and techniques to make pre-recorded video lectures for online learning both fun and engaging.

What do you want to achieve? (goal)

  • Share experiences on producing and using video lectures as part of distance learning.

Who should come? How many? For how long? (audience)

  • Educators and learners engaged in any online learning environment.
  • Anyone else interested in the use of non-live video for distance learning
  • People who wish to share their multimedia editing skills

• Any number of participants between 5 and 30

  • The discussion/brainstorm can be limited to 2h. Some activities can span longer: a board with blank templates that people can fill with existing resources and proposals for new ones.

What will they do when they get there? (activities)

  • See a demo of existing video lectures and how they're used in the online learning environment
  • Discuss what works and what doesn't in existing content
  • Brainstorm about possible improvements to the production and the use of these resources
  • Suggest speakers and topics for courses related to Web development, Open Standards and FLOSS in general.

What will you / they have at the end? (outputs)

  • A set of do's and don'ts when producing and using video for distance learning

A list of existing video resources that can be used in this way

  • A list of volunteers who wish to help collect, produce and disseminate this kind of content

Additional background and context

Related links

Free Technology Academy - guest lectures