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OL: Designing video lectures
Course Description:

Video is a frequent medium for content in online courses. It can be used to complement and, occasionally, replace teaching methods that might take place in an on-campus context, but while video can offer a range of benefits it?s important to use it appropriately.

This 60 minute session looks at how we can use the basic principles of learning design to align content and activities to learning outcomes. We will consider the strengths of video, how to 'chunk' content clearly, the kinds of generative and active learning tasks you might intersperse between such chunks, and some basic principles of accessibility and usability. Session participants will be given a chunking template to work with and discuss potential activities with their peers.


At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify ways to make video lectures engaging.
  • Review types of video technology.
  • Design an online task.
Intended Audience:
This course is aimed at academic and postgraduate teaching staff
Target Audience: All
Course Contact: If you have any queries, please contact isd-digiskills@ucl.ac.uk
Further Information: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/teaching-learning/education-planning-2021-22/online-teaching-guidance-tips-and-platforms
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