Are Students Watching Your Videos or Learning from Your Videos?

Are you assigning videos as part of your remote teaching strategy?  If so, what are your students required to do when watching your video or what are they required to do once they’ve completed watching the video?

Faculty Focus “Teaching With Technology” says there’s a big difference between watching a video and learning something from a video.  Videos are great to watch, but you want your students to watch with a critical eye. This is where your expertise comes in.  How do you teach your students to watch videos actively?

Here are several ways on how to create interactive videos:

  1. Pose a question at the beginning of each video
  2. Include embedded questions within your videos
  3. Have student share their thoughts and interpersonal experiences
  4. Optimize by having students post their work to a discussion board

Visit Faculty Focus for more idea using videos in your teaching.