2.7 Learning Activity: Analyzing Educational Videos

Activity Objective: The goal of this activity is to evaluate the design of an online educational video.

Activity Instructions: Use the design principles we explored this week to evaluate an online educational video. 

There are three activity levels for you to choose from, so choose the level that best fits your comfort with technology. As a reminder, to earn the ISTE Certification of Participation you will need to complete 2 levels (e.g., Novice & Intermediate or Intermediate & High Flyer). Please see our Certificate page for more information. 

The following rubrics can help guide you as you evaluate educational videos based on these important design theories:

Novice Level

For this activity, find an educational video (one that you might consider using in your own classroom) and describe how it adheres to, or fails to follow, ONE of the design theories we studied this week. Consider, for example, if the video is personalized, so that the audience feels invited to engage with it. Is the information “chunked” appropriately? Is anything confusing or overly stimulating? How does this video use text, images, and audio? Post a link to the video you analyzed and your observations in the course Google+ Community.

Intermediate Level

For this activity, find an educational video (one that you might consider using in your own classroom) and describe how it adheres to, or fails to follow, at least THREE of the design theories (e.g., Chunking, ARCS Model, Multimedia Learning Principles, Made to Stick Principles) we studied this week. Post a link to the video you analyzed and your observations in the course Google+ Community. Then, respond to two other participants’ posts.

High Flyer

For this activity, find an online educational video from Vimeo or YouTube. Then, use VideoNot.es to make specific notes on the video. In your notes, highlight where the video does or does not follow the design theories and principles that you have just learned. Also, describe how you might improve the video. Share the link to your VideoNote.es document in the course Google+ Community. Then, comment on at least two other participants’ posts.

Return to Made to Stick Principles

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Continue to Week 3

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