The Reflection of the Week:
Welcome to the week of shared online videos for learning. So far, we have discussed new resources and materials coming up with Web 2.0 technologies such as e-book, open resources, wikis, etc. Now it is time to talk about online videos for learning and teaching. There are many websites providing shared online videos such as YouTube (it offers about one billion online videos), teacher tube, MIT and more.
So how can we use online videos to facilitate learning and teaching? Actually, online videos can be used anytime in the courses. Dr. Bonk states that online videos can be used to start discussion and activities as a capstone event. Actually, I think using online videos in this activity should be useful because online videos enable students to brainstorm what they watched. Also, I believe online videos increase student motivation and prevent courses not to be boring because online videos allows them to learn with visual learning style and make students to engage in the topics.
For learner centered, online videos are also useful to learn the content. For example, I am supposed to create a YouTube video for my final project in R685. I am working on online education to create my videos and need to figure out top main points of online learning and write down a script for the video. I can absolutely say that I have been learning more about online learning since I have started to create the video because I need to know what online learning is in order to talk about that.
In order to increase the effectiveness of courses, online videos should relate to course content and objectives. Also, online videos should be checked whether or not they are still available to be watched because they can be removed without informing users.
Reference: Bonk, C. J. (2008, March). YouTube anchors and enders: The use of shared online video content as a macro context for learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2008 Annual Meeting, New York, NY.
The Example of the Week:
Teacher Tube is a website providing over 200.000 shared educational videos. In addition to online videos, the website allows users to share online videos,auidos, fotos, documents, and tools. The more information, please go to www.teachertube.com .
The Quote of the Week:
Online videos extend learning beyond text to visual or episodic memory, thereby student dual coding of information, and increase learner retention of information.
Bonk, C. J. (2008, March). YouTube anchors and enders: The use of shared online video content as a macro context for learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2008 Annual Meeting, New York,
The video of the Week:
I would like to share an educational video that explain how to create a quiz with PowerPoint from You tube in order to point out the usefulness of online videos.