What are Video Lectures?


Thanks to the emergence of video lecture platforms, such as Khan academy, a shift in STEM pedagogy is underway. As video lectures support flipped and blended learning, many teachers are assigning them as homework, instead of the usual exercises. In turn, teachers are facilitating the exercises and activities during class time instead of giving lectures. A major reason video lectures are gaining traction is because teachers can now take advantage of the face-to-face time with the students by doing more interactive and collaborative tasks. Additionally, not all the teachers transmit the concepts through lecture in a clear and clever way, so students now have access to high quality recordings from the best speakers all over the world. Students can come to class prepared with questions based on the video lectures, and teachers can use class time to answer those questions and spark a deeper understanding of the concepts.

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(1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • Asynchronous video lectures are a fundamental piece within the distance learning puzzle. Students can watch and review the course lectures anytime. - Sergio Sergio Jul 21, 2012- Akinori.Nishihara Akinori.Nishihara Aug 19, 2012
  • Allows for equitable access to all students. Students will be able to go through the materials at their own pace and scaffold the learning. The interactive nature of the materials (if done effectively) will allow for deep learning.- Vanessa.Chang Vanessa.Chang Aug 16, 2012 - Zeinab.El.Maadawi Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 19, 2012- Akinori.Nishihara Akinori.Nishihara Aug 19, 2012
  • Problem solving methodology & group work can be designed effectively using online video lectures. - Zeinab.El.Maadawi Zeinab.El.Maadawi Aug 19, 2012
  • Providing alternate pathways to learning - lectures by different folks on a topic allow alternative interpretations or approaches to a topic. Technology for automatic transcription functionality is very useful here, for being able to search based on topics/concepts as well as for translation.Seehttp://oeit.mit.edu/gallery/projects/spokenmedia-project and
    http://oeit.mit.edu/gallery/projects/spoken-lecture- vkumar vkumar Aug 19, 2012


(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

  • The level of active student engagement and interactivity in video lectures. The use of ineffective materials and presenters will defeat the purpose of video lectures. - Vanessa.Chang Vanessa.Chang Aug 16, 2012
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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on STEM+ education?

  • STEM+ lectures usually contains solution of problems and exercices. Using video-lectures students can follow the lecture at their own rhythm, stoping and rewind as much as they need to fully assimilate the concepts. - Sergio Sergio Jul 21, 2012
  • Ability for students to apply critical thinking and conceptualized the materials presented. There will be potential to actively process the materials by the level of interactivity rather than by passive observation (in lecture).- Vanessa.Chang Vanessa.Chang Aug 16, 2012
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