Interactive Video Critical for Distance Learning Courses

In Client News by Ethan Rasiel

The disconnect between students’ digital lives and their classroom experience is narrowing as professors are increasingly embedding video in their courses—for both in-person and online learning.

Making the videos interactive—with quizzes, polls or problem sets that can reinforce the learning process—is the most effective approach, instructors say.

Our client D2L is helping to create virtual classrooms as part of its Brightspace LMS powered by YouSeeU. The software allows professors to conduct live, two-way discussions with classes, hold video-based training and conduct office hours. Video sessions can be automatically recorded and embedded into a course alongside other learning materials.

When students at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas upload a presentation in their online Business Communication course, they receive a videotaped critique of their PowerPoint from their professor, Marsha Bayless, department chair and professor of business communication.

“I could use a rubric and type in comments,” says Bayless, who uses D2L’s Brightspace LMS for the online course. “But I like using video because I get the best reaction from the students. They appreciate the fact that I took the time to watch their video and send comments back.”

To learn more about the benefits of interactive video in education, read the full story from University Business.

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