I Can Cee You! Using Videos in Online Courses to Promote Student Engagement

Alison Oberne

Abstract


Universities worldwide engage students through online learning. One challenge is the ability to promote a community of learners in an online classroom. Faculty teaching online courses can include student video discussion posts to promote engagement and the development of an online student community. Faculty integrate student video posts into graded, online discussion board assignments. Students record and upload videos into online discussion board forums and then respond to one another’s videos using text-based discussion posts. There are benefits and challenges to this teaching method. Having a strong technical support staff can ease the use of video discussion posts in online courses. Overall, video discussion posts promote a sense of community in online courses

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teaching, online, video, discussion boards.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14434/jotlt.v6.n1.20662

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