What Makes an Online Instructional Video Compelling?

Video has supported education for many years, and instructional videos are often a key component in online courses. Video has the ability to convey material through auditory and visual channels, creating a multisensory learning environment. Yet much remains unknown as to what makes compelling instructional video, especially in the online environment. What characteristics do students perceive as influencing their learning? What videos receive the most views? These questions are important in online course design, and the teaching and learning experiences. It is also important when considering that even though producing video is less complicated and less expensive than ever, media still requires production resources and therefore strategizing the best ways to allocate those resources.

This study is particularly useful as you choose and make videos for your online and blended course.

Free Digital Storytelling Apps for iPads

Why the iPad Excels at Digital Storytelling

The iPad is an ideal device for digital storytelling, so it is no wonder that there are so many apps dedicated to just that purpose. It has two cameras for photos or video, a built-in microphone, and a high resolution touchscreen. When combined, the iPad becomes a powerful multimedia story building tool that is capable of producing high quality results with minimal effort.

6 Expert Tips for Flipping the Classroom

Three leaders in flipped classroom instruction share their best practices for creating a classroom experience guaranteed to inspire lifelong learning.

Instructional Design

Tablets are being used more and more in the classroom. If you are interested in using a tablet, but don't know where to start, we can get you started today.

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