Using video in teaching and learning has the potential to enhance student learning and educational experiences by stimulating interest in a topic, appealing to multimodal learners and providing flexibility of access to key content.

As with any types of media, video should be linked to course learning objectives and where appropriate, require the learner to interact with the content in a meaningful way through reflection, discussion, critique or synthesis.

There can be many challenges in creating videos for teaching practice, such as lack of resources to support production requirements and equipment. However with the ubiquity of camera enabled devices there are many opportunites to record content. It's worth checking Open Education Resources (see Existing Collections) to see whether your desired video already exists and can be reused or re-purposed before launching down the production route.

This resource aims to assist academic staff make informed decisions about using video in teaching, including:

  • pedagogical benefits of video
  • educational uses of video, with exemplars and case studies
  • practical advice for reusing existing collections
  • stages of production from planning to distribution
  • copyright considerations
  • where to find support and resources.

Note: Your feedback for improving this site is welcome; please leave your suggestions here or contact Anthea Groessler (a.leggett1@uq.edu.au)