This Reader Mailbag video covers our 4 tips for improving ‘talking head’ recorded lectures!
- Start with the big picture
- Keep it conversational
- Add follow-up activities
- Ensure that the recording is of a high quality
Please submit your burning educational technology questions using our submission form. We will select a question or two to feature in our next newsletter. We would love to hear your thoughts on this video in the comment form below!
References & Suggested Readings
Clark, R. C., & Mayer, R. E. (2011). E-learning and the science of instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning. John Wiley & Sons.
Mayer, R. E. (2009). Multimedia learning. Cambridge, NY: Cambridge University Press.
Middendorf, J., & Kalish, A. (1996, January). The “change-up” in lectures. InNatl. Teach. Learn. Forum (Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 1-5).
Phillips, R., Gosper, M., McNeill, M., Woo, K., Preston, G., & Green, D. (2007). Staff and student perspectives on web-based lecture technologies: Insights into the great divide.
Swarts, J. (2012). New modes of help: Best practices for instructional video.Technical Communication, 59(3), 195-206.
Traphagan, T., Kucsera, J. V., & Kishi, K. (2010). Impact of class lecture webcasting on attendance and learning. Educational Technology Research and Development, 58(1), 19-37.
Wilson, K., & Korn, J. H. (2007). Attention during lectures: Beyond ten minutes.Teaching of Psychology, 34(2), 85-89.
Winterbottom, S. (2007). Virtual lecturing: Delivering lectures using screencasting and podcasting technology. Planet, (18), 6-8.