Video-tastic #LearningCommunity

Some of the #Learning Community: - creating storyboards for video production.

Some of the #Learning Community: – creating storyboards for video production.

Want to learn how to plan, produce and edit videos for learning and teaching?

‘Yes!’ said twenty-five staff and students at our #LearningCommunity event. This was the first event in our calendar, and it was a resounding success. Held in the Digital Reading Room, in the David Wilson Library, we set up our kit and iPads and got started.

Video can be used for learning and teaching in a wide variety of ways. Nikita Lack, Richard Blackburn and Paul Cullis in Chemistry have used videos of molecular model making as a pre-lecture resource. Sundeep Watkins and Hannah Jarvis in Physiotherapy have created short videos to introduce staff as part of a pre-arrival resource on Blackboard for new students. And Sarah Gabbott in Geology gets students to create videos on geological issues for the general public as an assignment. Videos are an exciting way to take the audience to a different environment, and learning how to produce and edit them is a useful skill, and yet, surprisingly simple to get started with.

Matt Mobbs gave an excellent introduction to planning video production, the slides of which are below:


We also used the following resources during the #LearningCommunity event:

We then got started with hands on planning of story boards, videoing and editing. We used iPads to record raw footage, and the powerful and intuitive iMovie software to edit it. One brave group even tried out the green screen – superimposing the actor over a back drop of dinosaurs!

Follow @UniofleicsDIP and @UniofleicsLLI on twitter to find out about the next #LearningCommunity event.


Some of the #Learning Community: – sharing expertise around video creation

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As a Learning Developer for Leicester Learning Institute, I create opportunities for learners to understand and develop the academic literacies, skills and approaches required by their "academic culture" or discipline.

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