For particular disciplines, streaming media is uniquely valuable. Counseling, psychology, and health sciences courses have access to clinically-oriented material such as counseling sessions and psychotherapy seminars, diagnostic videos, and clinical best-practice instruction. However, even for general courses in the arts and humanities, streaming video can serve to bring dynamic primary sources into the class, such as newsreel footage of historical events, political campaign video, and footage of artists at work.
Users can also create short, impactful clips to illustrate key concepts for learning and review or to stimulate class discussion (or find copyright-free media at any of these other sources). Over the past few years, streaming video as a curriculum enhancement has been increasingly popular in K-12 education, and as students emerge into higher education, they have an increased expectation of diversified media in their instruction.
You can find helpful faculty perspectives and tips for integrating streaming media into the curriculum from University of Wisconsin faculty.
Click here to read an article by Sal Khan from the Chronicle of Higher Education, in which he discusses the value of the flipped classroom in higher education.
A TechTrends primer on fair use and copyright in face to face teaching.
The 2011 PBS/Grunwald report on K-12 teachers' adoption of digital technology.
IEEE Conference Article on classroom video as a tool to increase engineering students' motivation
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