Video for Learning - What the Research Says
Video for learning is great at some things, not so great at others. Research evidence shows that many of the things we do in video can result in illusory learning: it may look as though people are learning and they may feel as though they are learning, but it is an illusion. To produce effective videos for learning we must look at learning research. That not only tells us about the cognitive basis of good learning, it gives us sound recommendations about what we need to do to increase retention, some of it surprising and counterintuitive. You have to break some of the rules of traditional video production and directing to adjust video towards learning. Among others, we’ll discuss why, when and how to: chunk videos; support learner-created videos; produce interactive videos, boost learner engagement & retention and; use AI for video generation.
Plan B Learning, UK
Donald is an entrepreneur. He was CEO and one of the original founders of Epic Group plc, which established itself as the leading company in the UK e-learning market, floated on the Stock Market in 1996 and sold in 2005. Describing himself as ‘free from the tyranny of employment’, he now has a foot in two camps, one as an investor and Board member of PlanB learning, WiQi, LearningPool, Cogbooks, the other in the public sector as a Trustee for the University for Industry, City & Guilds and Deputy Chair of Brighton Arts Festival & Dome. He has been involved in consulting and implementing online learning in schools, FE, HE, corporate and government.
Donald has been involved in film, games, web, mobile, MOOCs, Oculus Rift and won many awards for the design and implementation of online learning. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences, having delivered talks in the US, Europe, Far East, Middle East and Africa, and won several ‘Best speaker’ awards … also a regular (and controversial) blogger on online learning!