Enhancing Instruction with Visual Media: Utilizing Video and Lecture Capture

Enhancing Instruction with Visual Media: Utilizing Video and Lecture Capture

Ellen G. Smyth (Austin Peay State University, USA) and John X. Volker (Austin Peay State University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 339
ISBN13: 9781466639621|ISBN10: 1466639628|EISBN13: 9781466639638|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3962-1


One of the benefits of the constantly expanding world of technology is the new and improved technologies that allow students to not only benefit from this integration, but to also come to prefer a more technologically savvy instruction style.

Enhancing Instruction with Visual Media: Utilizing Video and Lecture Capture offers unique approaches for integrating visual media into an instructional environment by covering the impact media has on student learning and various visual options to use in the classroom. Professors, researchers, and instructional designers will benefit from the practical applications and suggestions offered through the integration of instructional videos in the learning process.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • E-Collaboration
  • Flipped or Inverted Classrooms
  • Interactive Television (ITV)
  • Lecture Capturing
  • Multimedia technologies
  • Short Instructional Video

Reviews and Testimonials

In this work for professors, researchers, and instructional designers, editors Smyth and Volker (Austin Peay State University) unite US contributors in curriculum, educational technology, and instructional development to demonstrate how video lectures can enhance instruction and learning. Numerous examples of programs and projects offer insight on lecture capturing, short instructional videos, research-based best practices, and student-created videos. Of special interest is a chapter on how to design a flipped or inverted course, where students watch lecture videos as homework and do exercises and activities in the classroom. The book gives advice on finding Internet video resources for teaching and research and on fostering presence in an online course, and describes examples such as presentation capture in counselor education programs, a virtual math tutoring lab for undergraduates, and student-made videos on mobile devices.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

Recommended - This edited collection provides an in-depth review of the why, what, and how of educational video media. Its insights into student learning, technological options, and pedagogy offer both an introduction and guide to researchers, instructional technologists, and professors alike. Enhancing Instruction with Visual Media is a valuable resource for those interested in video media for online, hybrid, or on-ground courses in higher education.

– Gray Kane, Austin Peay State University, USA

A highly recommendable book that is well-organized, well-written, and well-integrated. Thus, the authors were able to systematically address and analyze each of the components of this immense subject, providing clear-cut explanations and specific examples to explicitly and successfully get their points across to the reader. It illustrates the wide range of applications of educational technologies in a way that will inform readers, students, educators and researchers in scanning the comprehensive spectrum of current trends and investigating ways to improve education quality. The cases, terms and notions covered are described in simple and comprehensible language, using grounded and intelligible examples. In this context, it is only logical to conclude that this book will be of particular interest and utility to a wide range of readers.

– Chia-Wen Tsai, Ming Chuan University

The work is designed to provide researchers and educators with insights into new visual media being used in the instructional environment, placing them into their correct social and cultural contexts and evaluating challenges and benefits that arise with their implementation. [...] Useful for professors, researchers, and instructional designers looking to use innovative video technologies in teaching a wide range of learners, including learning disabled, non-English speakers, and those with nontraditional learning behaviors.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ellen Smyth is Austin Peay State University's 2010 Innovative Professor, an honor given by the Center for Extended and Distance Education. In 2011, Ellen received a summer research fellowship for exploratory work in open courseware. She publishes articles with Faculty Focus and has presented an online seminar through Magna Publications on the “Nine Essential Traits of the Effective Professor.” Ellen has presented conference workshops and information sessions with the Sloan-Consortium, the Teaching Professor, and Wisconsin’s Distance Teaching and Learning Conference. Ellen enjoys teaching a balance of face-to-face and online statistics courses where video and lecture capturing are her favorite technology tools, naturally.
John X. Volker, Ph.D., is a Professor of Management at Austin Peay (AP) State University and currently is developing the AP Business entrepreneurship program. Dr. Volker earned his Ph.D. in Management from Walden University and also holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. from Murray State University. Dr. Volker has been involved in the entrepreneurship sector since 1983 and has worked with many entrepreneurs as a consultant over the years. Dr. Volker has numerous publications in entrepreneurship and maintains a steady research stream. Dr. Volker is committed to merging the liberal arts with the practice of entrepreneurship and unleashing the creativity inherent in each of us.