Incorporating multimedia into your course can greatly improve your students' ability to learn. By combining lectures with other teaching tools, you not only change the dynamic of your classes, but also increase the chances of more students learning by catering to various learning techniques.
Bringing video into the classroom:
- With your students' permission, you could film student presentations or demonstrations for their review on Blackboard. Take it a step further and annotate their mistakes on the Smartboard while in class.
- Create a DVD test to ensure your students had watched the required film. With the assistance of CATS' Multimedia & Emerging Technology Specialist, a DVD with full navigation can be created featuring short clips of a required film that goes along with a written test.
- Record demonstrations or lab experiments for students to view over and over at their own pace to really see what is happening.
Incorporating video outside the classroom:
- With the assistance of our Multimedia & Emerging Technology Specialist, you can produce short video tutorials or demonstrations to enforce difficult lessons or information students should know prior to attending class. Students can review the lesson at their own pace and repeat it as many times as needed for them to grasp the content.
- Flip the classroom. Record mini-lectures students can view on Blackboard which would allow for more time in class to be hands on and reinforce the material.
There is no limit to what multimedia and video can bring to the classroom or how it can help your students learn. All of your ideas, no matter how simple or complex, are welcome. Our Multimedia Specialist will work with you to bring them to life!
Contact Graesen Arnoff at (815) 836-5025 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.