Interactive videos

Date and time: May 16th 2019, 12:15 – 13:15

Location: ETH Hönggerberg, HIT E51 (Siemens Auditorium)

Interactive videos: From consumption to cognitive challenges

Video has a huge potential for many aspects of sustainable learning, but it also includes several challenges – such as misunderstanding video as abbreviation of learning processes or “learning by consuming”. As videos are a densified, complex and fluid medium it is important for the instructor to consider three elements: cognitive load, non-cognitive elements that impact engagement and features that promote active learning.

It is recommendable to provide tools to help students process the information and to monitor their own understanding. Therefor ETH has implemented a specialized video player inside moodle, called “Interactive Video Suite”. This way students can add comments and markers to videos and answer questions inside the video. The potentials of situational reflection and social discourse are combined.

In this Refresh Teaching event we demonstrate good practice for educational video and show how lecturers can successfully use this brand new video player for optimized student learning with video. The presenters will show examples from ETH and share their experience with the use of interactive videos.


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