Creating Educational Videos to Engage IT and Physics Students

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Students engage in science and technology content when they explain and communicate their knowledge to others. With rapidly increasing use of digital media technologies, students now have more opportunities to present science content with various digital media forms. In this session, we present a hands-on teaching module that engages IT and Physics students by developing educational videos for science explanation. The module is currently embedded into multiple sections of two General Education courses at GGC, Digital Media and Introductory Physics I. Students from the IT course are paired with students from the Physics course. They work together to create videos with blended digital media, such as images, animations, audio, and videos, to explain physics concepts and phenomena. The resulting videos not only explain the abstract concepts using text, equations, diagrams, and animations, but also show the experiments that demonstrate the real-world applications of the physics concepts. Strategies for successfully implementing such as a cross-disciplinary project will be discussed. Examples of educational videos developed by students will be presented. Preliminary results from the student survey will be shown to demonstrate the effectiveness of this project in student learning. This project can also be adopted between IT and other disciplines.

 
Mar 27th, 4:00 PM Mar 27th, 5:30 PM

Creating Educational Videos to Engage IT and Physics Students

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Students engage in science and technology content when they explain and communicate their knowledge to others. With rapidly increasing use of digital media technologies, students now have more opportunities to present science content with various digital media forms. In this session, we present a hands-on teaching module that engages IT and Physics students by developing educational videos for science explanation. The module is currently embedded into multiple sections of two General Education courses at GGC, Digital Media and Introductory Physics I. Students from the IT course are paired with students from the Physics course. They work together to create videos with blended digital media, such as images, animations, audio, and videos, to explain physics concepts and phenomena. The resulting videos not only explain the abstract concepts using text, equations, diagrams, and animations, but also show the experiments that demonstrate the real-world applications of the physics concepts. Strategies for successfully implementing such as a cross-disciplinary project will be discussed. Examples of educational videos developed by students will be presented. Preliminary results from the student survey will be shown to demonstrate the effectiveness of this project in student learning. This project can also be adopted between IT and other disciplines.