What makes a good instructional video?

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This blogpost is based on a presentation I gave to colleagues at the start of this term.At the end of this post, I share concrete examples from my instructional videos.

I blogged earlier about making instructional videos as we were entering our first period of remote learning. My colleagues and I went on to make many instructional videos to support our students and, as you can imagine, we learnt a lot. My last blog was about the technical nuts and bolts of getting a video out there, which is a big hurdle for many to get over.

But what makes a good instructional video? What does the research say, and how can it help us think about organising the content of our videos?

Videos should have a clear instructional purpose

In this graphic, I hope to show that the goal during remote learning should be to leverage technology in…

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