Videos can be powerful teaching resources — come learn how! We will discuss strategies for integrating digital media with course objectives, as well as provide an in-depth tour of eMedia, UEN’s digital media service. Educators can search, preview and download educational videos, PDF’s, music (and more!) from eMedia, can you?? We will give you the tools and training you need to fully utilize this powerful tool.
Title of Session:
Show, Don’t Tell: Using Video in Instruction
We will demonstrate how media can provide a higher-level of comprehension and engage learners in a digital world. UEN has developed a rich digital media repository of over 15,000 digital images, videos, teacher’s guides, animations and audio files that aids using media in instruction. This collection contains popular video titles like Bill Nye the Science Guy, Scientific American Frontiers, NOVA and PBS full-length documentaries.
After a user interface and back-end upgrade, this digital media service is easier than ever to use. An educator can seamlessly add content from eMedia to a course within Blackboard or WebCT Vista.
In this session, attendees will learn how to discover content within eMedia, download it to their local computer or add it to their online course. We’ll also discuss how to effectively use video in instruction. Practical use cases of using video for instruction will be demonstrated.
We will discuss the best ways to use media in instruction. Videos need not be time-fillers or babysitters.
Seeing is believing but seeing is remembering, too. Generally, people remember only 10% of what they hear, but will remember 50% of what they see and hear (Marshall 2001). Using video to demonstrate topics that are difficult to describe can increase not only comprehension, but also aid in retaining the newly acquired information. Video-based lessons enhances comprehension and discussion by using different areas of the brain (Kozma 1991). Different types of learning styles can also be accommodated by a visual lesson. Visual media can: provide role models, portray comfortable and familiar environments to tie new information to, allow for replay of difficult concepts and provide a base vocabulary.
Kozma, R.B. “Learning with media.” Review of Educational Research 61.2 (1991): 179.
Attendees of this session will have the opportunity to search for digital learning items in the repository and add them directly to their online course or download media items to use in classroom instruction. A laptop would be helpful, but not needed to attend this session.
Utah Education Network
Katie Garrett (Utah Education Network)
Katie Garrett is currently a Project Coordinator for the Utah Education Network’s Digital Media Service, known to educators and learners around the state as eMedia. Katie specializes in making media accessible and usable in classrooms as well as online. Katie graduated from Utah State University in Broadcast Journalism with an emphasis in multimedia production. At USU she also had the opportunity of working at the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning developing open courses in eduCommons.
Adriane Andersen (Utah Education Network)
Adriane Andersen has been with UEN three years this summer, working with the eMedia digital download service. Adriane is proud to co-manage a system which offers free downloads of educational content to teachers and students across the state (Bill Nye, anyone? Magic School Bus? Reading Rainbow? We’ve got it!), and she loves contributing to the local and national growth of digital education.