99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos: A Guide for Online Teachers and Flipped Classes
The research is clear: online learning works best when faculty build regular, positive, and interactive relationships with students. A strategy that helps forge such a relationship is the use of videos. Student satisfaction and course engagement levels also increase with the use of instructor-generated videos - the subject of this book.
Beginning by outlining the different types of videos you can create, and what the research says about their effectiveness, Karen Costa explains how they can be designed to reinforce learning, to align with and promote course outcomes, and to save you time across your courses. She then describes how to create successful videos with commonly available technologies such as your smartphone, and without a major investment of time, demonstrating the simple steps she took to develop her bank of videos and build her confidence to deliver short, straightforward learning aids that are effective and personal.
Embedded QR codes in the text enable you to view sample videos and screencasts that bring the book's advice to life as you read.
If you've been wanting to include videos in your teaching but haven't found the time or confidence, this book will help you to develop a simple and sustainable video development process, supporting both your success and the success of your students.
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"No green screens and expensive software here in Karen Costa's inspiring new book; instead, this is a hands-on, let's-go practical guide to using the tools you already have (webcam or phone) so that you can humanize your courses with video. As Karen's examples show, even just a minute or two of video can make a big impact. So if you're looking for creative new ways to connect with your students, you've come to the right book. Highly recommended for teachers and instructional designers in all fields. Bravo, Karen!"--Laura Gibbs, Online Instructor "University of Oklahoma "
"Reading Karen Costa's 99 Tips is like spending time with a knowledgeable, encouraging, and fun colleague - the one you would turn to when you want to get started with video or improve your practice. Costa explores technical, pedagogical, and even emotional aspects of creating videos - this guide makes the process seem entirely doable. She makes the case that video enhances the experience of students and teachers alike. 99 Tips is an accessible and motivating read!"--Harriet L. Schwartz, PhD, author of Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education
"Reading 99 Tips For Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos is like sitting down with an old friend and learning all of her best strategies for producing video content that will both help and motivate students in their learning. I loved the simplicity and practicality of Costa's suggestions and think that this is the perfect book for instructors who want to dip their toes in the video production waters, but are not sure where to start."--Kathryn E. Linder, Executive Director of Program Development "Kansas State University Global Campus "