What is a video lecture?
A video lecture is essentially an educational video where you can show visual representations of a topic. It is an academic lecture given at university level, recorded and published online. It makes an excellent pedagogical tool and is increasingly being used to enhance, supplement and even revolutionise the education paradigm. Similar to online courses but requires regular scheduled face-to-face classes.
1. Learning at an individual pace
Every teacher knows that each student has his own pace of learning. With video lectures, all students can learn at their own individual pace, which will maximize the results of e-Learning.
2. Opportunity for self-study/ interaction
In your interactive video lecture, you can refer to more useful materials and resources for self-study. Also, you can record an additional lecture that complements in-class activities.
3. More effective learning
If a student happens to miss one of your lectures, you can send him the link to the lecture video. This allows all your students to keep up with the curriculum.
4. Learning of innovative strategies
Students will learn innovative strategies for virtual teamwork by using electronic communication to interact with a group. Employers highly value this skill.
5. Easy to access anytime
With video lectures, your students can learn anywhere from their mobile devices: laptops, tablets or smartphones.
6. Learn whenever you want
Let your students enjoy the process of learning whenever they want. Just upload your video lectures online and send your students a link. They can access course materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
7. Many ways to use
Video lectures are widely recognized as a type of distance learning. However, you can also use them in your in-class teaching. Such an innovative approach to teaching will engage your student. E.g. To repeat, or to bring heterogeneous learning groups to the same level, you can refer to introductory courses that are already online.
8. Chance for self-testing
Video lectures can be especially useful for the teacher himself. Using the recording of the lecture, the teacher can take a look at his presenting skills to find out what can be improved.