Posted by Dustin De Felice 6 months ago

Good morning! I'm today's AMA Host on Making/Using Videos. I believe adding videos to any course (online or face-to-face) can provide students with a number of benefits. Videos can often provide deeper connections to course content, inspire and engage students, and put more autonomy into the hands of learners. The key becomes making videos effective, efficient, and adaptable. I have lots of tips that I've learned from so many experts on campus. Looking forward to your questions, your own suggestions, and any advice we can all use.


Posted by Makena Neal 6 months ago

Thanks so much for sharing your expertise with us today, Dustin!

Posted by Dustin De Felice 6 months ago

Hi Dave, Great question. Video length is such an important question for a number of reasons. First, the demands on a learner are much greater watching a video in comparison to participating in person. Second, video/audio quality can often impact delivery from the development side to even the learner side if the internet connection is slow or there are other connection issues. Third, building a coherent lesson often involves multiple components that can include video or even audio files. All three of these reasons point to shorter, better videos that are tied to other course components. I don't think there's a magic number, but most videos are much more effective in minute increments around 3, 5, or even 7 minute videos. Hope these suggestions help! Dustin

Posted by Dave Goodrich 6 months ago

Hi Dustin. Why is it important to consider the length of videos in online learning environments?