Authentic and Effective: Rescuing Video from Its Role as the Villain of Online Learning
After a year of emergency remote teaching, learners may feel like they never want to watch another recorded video lecture. "Get us back to in-person learning" is an entirely understandable battle cry for students and educators alike. Administrators might be hesitant to invest time and resources into educational video amid the many negative headlines around learning at a distance. However, few could deny the benefits discovered during this prolonged season of virtual teaching, learning, and working.
Given that the current climate continues to demand more and better online learning, we would be wise to hear from the research community that began asking questions long before the global pandemic. What do we already know about the use of video in educational environments, and how can we apply these lessons today when they are needed more than ever?