50 Shades of Interactive Videos in Online Classrooms – Engaging, Empowering, and Evaluating Your Students with VidGrid

Thursday, August 1

Session 2 – 12:45 -1:45 pm

Location: McCartney Hall 104

With the digital world constantly rising, videos have become the way that many students choose to learn anything from how to cut an onion to the latest dance move. It seems only natural that videos should be implemented into their educational courses, as well. Videos not only increase attention and engagement, but they also increase students’ memory recall of the topics presented (Bevan, 2017). These videos can also be watched at any time and from anywhere, taking some stress off of instructors who are teaching in an online environment. Not only can instructors use videos, but they can create a “flipped classroom” and have students create their own videos and take on the role of a leader in the course. In education it is crucial to be aligned with the rising trends, especially in technology to keep students engaged. It has been challenging for many online instructors to create high quality instructional videos, as the recording, editing, and sharing process is not easy. An intuitive video recording and editing platform can save online instructors a lot of time curating their instructional videos. A private and safe video recording environment can also motivate online learners to create and share videos with their peers. In our session, we will demonstrate how our instructors use VidGrid to create engaging instructional videos by adding highlights, bookmarks, and interactive pop-up quizzes to their videos. We will also showcase how instructors can use the analytical tools in VidGrid to track their viewers’ behavioral patterns and therefore, instructors can further improve their videos. Last but not the least, we will demonstrate how instructors can easily maintain their videos for future uses.

Presented by
Molly Barnett, Fort Hays State University, mkbarnett@fhsu.edu
Gulinna A , Fort Hays State University, g_a@fhsu.edu

Presenter Bio(s)
Molly Barnett is the Learning Media Coordinator for Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies at Fort Hays State University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Fort Hays State University where she majored in Marketing and minored in Art & Design. She also received a certificate in Leadership Studies. Molly assists faculty with external learning media platforms such as VidGrid, Curatr, and CampusPress. She supports any faculty wanting to create video content for their courses. She frequently publishes articles to the Tiger Learn blog relating to educational technology used on campus and provides useful tips for those tools.

Dr. Gulinna A is an instructional designer in Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies at Fort Hays State University. She earned her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with a focus in Educational Technology from the University of Kansas in 2016. Dr. A helps faculty with blended and online course development, as well as consultation for effective teaching and learning strategies. She offers workshops on emerging technologies and instructional design at the University. Her research interests are gamification in education, learning experience design, and influential factors that affect student perceptions of active learning.

Session Type: Technology Tools | Powerful and Convenient Apps | Presentation (50 min.)

Keywords: Emerging technologies, Instructional technology, Telecourses and video

Intended Audiences: Role: Teacher/faculty | K-12, Higher Education | Novice, Intermediate, Advanced

Targeted Learning: The attendees will learn about how our faculty members have used interactive videos to engage and empower learners, as well as continuously polish their lecture videos based on the analysis of viewer behaviors. The attendees will be inspired with new ways to engage their learners through videos.