What are Video Creation Tools?

Video is the electronic transmission of moving images. Video creation tools make it easy to record video material for conveying information via sound and motion.

What is the purpose of Video Creation Tools?

Video recording can be used to create engaging material to supplement courses. It can also be helpful in building an authentic virtual classroom setting through video tutorials or ‘lecture capture’. Creations can further help create a sense of face-to-face interaction and strengthen the instructor-student relationship, which can be challenging in fully remote learning environments. Lastly, video may also be used to address accessibility concerns.

Video Creation for Teaching and Learning

Guy et al. (2014) emphasize a few key best practices for teaching remotely through video:

  • Shorter videos that are less than 7 minutes in length are more engaging.
  • An informal talking-head videos (i.e. webcam recording) is more engaging than a ‘Voice over PowerPoint’ presentation.
  • Khan-style tablet video annotations add value to videos (for an example, check out this Introduction to Grammar by Khan Academy).
  • Pre-recorded classroom lectures do not make for very engaging remote videos because there is a lack of direct engagement between the instructor and the viewer.

How to use Video Creation Tools

Various tools associated with video creation can help you accomplish different tasks. The first step in using a video creation tool, is identifying the right tool for the job.

Guy, P. J., Kim, J., & Rubin, R. (2014). How video production affects student engagement: An empirical study of MOOC videos. Paper published in the Proceedings of the ACM conference on Learning @ scale, March 4-5, 2014, Atlanta, GA. DOI: 10.1145/2556325.2566239