Leveraging Recorded Mini-Lectures to Increase Student Learning

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  • Leveraging Recorded Mini-Lectures to Increase Student Learning

    1. 1. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu
    2. 2. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu What Are Recorded Mini- Lectures? • Portions of traditional classroom lectures • Guides to use before readings • Supplements to materials/readings • Reinforcement of key concepts, themes
    3. 3. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Why Not Use “Lecture Capture”? • Students more likely to watch shorter videos • Don’t need to see “talking head” • Usable on computers, mobile devices • Easy editing, formatting, captioning
    4. 4. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu What’s the Point? • Lectures for completely online students • Outside-class lectures for flipped classes • Reinforcement of readings, lectures • Anytime/any device access
    5. 5. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu What We’re Doing at UW-Stout • Chunking traditional lectures • Making MP4 recordings • Posting recordings to streaming server • Giving instructors links to put in D2L
    6. 6. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu What We’re Using • Camtasia Add-In for PowerPoint (recording) • Camtasia Studio (editing) • Notepad (URL and redirect coding) • Madison Streaming Server (posting) • D2L (links and viewing)
    7. 7. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Caveats • Keep them short! • Plan ahead, start early • Caption lectures • Minimize use of webcam – Instead, make a class/course intro video – Or, add a picture of yourself on a lecture slide • Collect student feedback
    8. 8. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Why I Use Camtasia • Presenting content online • Address limitations with lectures • More student questions/activities • Less easy material • Integration of auditory and visual stimuli • Appeal to varied learning styles • Incorporation of rich multimedia content
    9. 9. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu My Experience with Camtasia • Prepare PowerPoint • Write script (verbalized) • Record • Insert subtitles • Edit for size, errors, effects, etc. • Write quiz/worksheet/other incentive
    10. 10. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Reflections • Give yourself time! • Script quality matters • Captioning is very important • Don’t worry about mistakes! • Freedom of F2F time
    11. 11. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Future Foci • Need more structure in F2F • Quizzing or worksheets? • In class or outside? • Through Camtasia or CMS? • More videos on working problems or reviewing content • More videos on processes/programs
    12. 12. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Mini-Lecture Example Titration Curves – Word marks, shading & arrow actions Random Errors (~3:40) – Screen capture, zoom effect
    13. 13. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Student Feedback • Multiple uses • Importance of captions • Accessible at any time • Short length • Needs of adult learners
    14. 14. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu What do Students Think? • Mostly positive responses • Some negative
    15. 15. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu I listened to ____% of the recorded lectures 4.76% 7.14% 4.76% 7.14% 26.19% 21.43% 28.57% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 0% of lectures 1-20% of lectures 21-40% of lectures 41-60% of lectures 61-80% of lectures 81-99% of lectures 100% of lecutres “I listened to all of the recorded lectures. The lecture videos were extremely helpful in learning the course content especially because we only had one lecture period per week.”
    16. 16. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 2.33% 0.00% 9.30% 32.56% 55.81% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree The recorded lectures added instructional value to the course “The videos helped me to know what I needed to focus on. It would be nice to also have some more traditional/example problem based lectures in addition to the video as well.”
    17. 17. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 0.00% 19.05% 28.57% 52.38% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Listening to the recorded lectures reinforced my understanding of the course content “The videos helped to clarify any questions that I had concerning the lecture notes.”
    18. 18. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 2.33% 4.65% 11.63% 39.53% 41.86% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Content in the recorded lectures was a good supplement to the other course materials “Much easier to understand than just reading the book alone. Doing them together was useful to know where to concentrate your reading.”
    19. 19. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 2.33% 20.93% 44.19% 32.56% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Listening helped me to feel confident that I understood the course materials well “The lectures helped me to better understand the notes and did make me feel more confident in my ability to do the problems in the notes.”
    20. 20. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 4.65% 25.58% 53.49% 16.28% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Listening to the recorded lectures helped me to master the course content “I wouldn’t say master, again I believe coming in for the required lectures or going to the teacher for questions help as well.”
    21. 21. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 0.00% 25.58% 11.63% 62.79% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Having the captions on the recorded lecture was helpful “It was a lot easier for me to follow along when having the captions, otherwise it is easy for me to stop paying attention halfway through a video.” “…it allowed me to pause the video & take notes without having to replay the same parts over & over.” “…you could read and listen helping myself to understand it better.” “…sometimes I would watch in the library and I didn’t have headphones so the audio would be turned off.” “…helpful when I didn’t know the spelling of unfamiliar words or I didn’t catch something.”
    22. 22. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 2.33% 4.65% 13.95% 27.91% 51.16% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I used the recorded lectures to prepare for tests and exams “I liked how the lecture videos correlated to the test questions.”
    23. 23. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 2.33% 2.33% 16.28% 44.19% 34.88% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% 50.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Listening to the recorded lectures helped me to do better on tests and exams “I think that they bettered my exam grades. I like having something to listen to while studying rather than just having words to look at.”
    24. 24. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 2.33% 0.00% 20.93% 41.86% 34.88% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Listening to the recorded lectures helped me to get a better grade in the course
    25. 25. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu What aspects of the recorded lectures appealed to you? 93.88% 93.88% 85.71% 81.63% 77.55% 67.35% 65.31% 36.73% 6.12% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% I could play them any time I wanted I could play them multiple times I could pause the recordings to take notes I could play them anywhere I wanted They were useful in preparing for tests and exams I could read the captions while listening to the lecture They signifcantly increses the instructional value of the course They are more suited to my learning style than traditional lectures The recorded lectures did not appeal to me
    26. 26. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu The best thing about the recorded lectures was: The worst thing about the recorded lectures was: “The ability to listen to the lecture multiple times and skip to the part I didn’t understand the first time.” “It really helped me to narrow my studies, I was not keen on them in the beginning but by the end they really helped me to understand the content.” “Not being able to play them when internet was not available. I did not have internet at my apartment and therefore had to watch the videos at friends houses or on campus.” “The in-class time was spent answering questions only. If the videos were not watched then I didn’t learn anything in class.
    27. 27. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Questions?
    28. 28. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu Contact Information • Dr. John S. Kirk, PhD • kirkj@uwstout.edu • Rich Berg • bergr@uwstout.edu • For more information, visit: • http://tinyurl.com/recorded-mini- lectures
    29. 29. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 20.93% 23.26% 32.56% 11.63% 11.63% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree If given a choice in the future, I would opt to have recorded lectures instead of face-to-face lectures. If given a choice in the future, I would opt to have recorded lectures instead of face- to-face lectures.
    30. 30. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 4.65% 18.60% 27.91% 48.84% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree If given a choice in the future, I would opt to have recorded lectures in addition to face-to-face lectures. If given a choice in the future, I would opt to have recorded lectures in addition to face-to-face lectures.
    31. 31. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu The audio quality of the recordings was satisfactory 0 0.00% 0.00% 6.98% 39.53% 0 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 0.45 Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree The audio quality of the recordings was satisfactory
    32. 32. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 0.00% 6.98% 34.88% 58.14% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree The video quality of the recordings was satisfactory The video quality of the recordings was satisfactory
    33. 33. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 2.33% 6.98% 30.23% 60.47% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree The visual elements were easy to see in the playback The visual elements were easy to see in the playback.
    34. 34. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 2.33% 2.33% 16.28% 18.60% 60.47% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree The recorded lectures played back without problems The recorded lectures played back without problems.
    35. 35. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 2.33% 16.28% 30.23% 51.16% 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree The player controls were easy to use The player controls were easy to use.
    36. 36. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 4.65% 16.28% 37.21% 41.86% 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 40.00% 45.00% Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree The length of the audio recordings was appropriate The length of the audio recordings was appropriate.
    37. 37. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% Too Long Too short Neither. I thought the length was satisfactory If the length of the recorded lectures was not suitable, the problem was because the lectures were: If the length of the recorded lectures was not suitable, the problem was because the lectures were:
    38. 38. Learning Technology Services Inspiring Innovation. Learn more at www.uwstout.edu 0.00% 5.00% 10.00% 15.00% 20.00% 25.00% 30.00% 35.00% 5 Minutes or less 10 Minutes or less 15 minutes or less 30 minutes or less Length of the recorded lecture does not matter to me. The optimal length for a recorded lecture is: The optimal length for a recorded lecture is:

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