Educational video can be engaging and support student learning objectives in the physical as well as the virtual classroom. Despite the upside, educational video can also detract from positive learning experiences if not deployed with best practices in mind.
In a recent paper “How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos” Philip J. Guo, Juho Kim, and Rob Rubin explore best practices in educational video. They highlight seven major findings and recommendations. The first highlighted aspect is that student engagement drops drastically if a video is longer than 6 minutes.
To view all of their findings and recommendations in the full article, select here.
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PGBovine.net (2014, March). How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos. Retrieved from http://pgbovine.net/publications/edX-MOOC-video-production-and-engagement_LAS-2014.pdf