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Digital Video for Teaching & Learning

A guide for faculty interested in digital video in its various forms. Examples include digital storytelling student assignments, instructional videos, lecture capture, and/or video-based research projects.

Research Articles

The following is a small selection that represents a much larger body of empirical literature on the use of video in education. Articles were selected for their relevance to the topic of teaching and/or research, particularly in higher education, and based on their date of publication (i.e., post-2005, or the beginning of the "YouTube" era).

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Brown-Sica, M., Sobel, K., & Pan, D. (2009). Learning for All: Teaching Students, Faculty, and Staff with Screencasting. Public Services Quarterly, 5(2), 81-97.

Calandra, B., Gurvitch, R., & Lund, J. (2008). An exploratory study of digital video editing as a tool for teacher preparation. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 16(2), 137-153.

Dehaan, J., Johnson, N. H., Yoshimura, N., & Kondo, T. (2012). Wiki and digital video use in strategic interaction-based experiential EFL learning. CALICO Journal, 29(2), 249-268. 

Goulah, J. (2007). Village voices, global visions: Digital video as a transformative foreign language learning tool. Foreign Language Annals, 40(1), 62-78.

Hakkarainen, P. (2009). Designing and implementing a PBL course on educational digital video production: Lessons learned from a design-based research. Educational Technology, Research and Development, 57(2), 211-228.

Hooper, S., Miller, C., Rose, S., & Veletsianos, G. (2007). The effects of digital video quality on learner comprehension in an american sign language assessment environment. Sign Language Studies, 8(1), 42-58,106.

Jarvinen, M. K., Jarvinen, L. Z., & Sheehan, D. N. (2012). Application of core science concepts using digital video: A "hands-on" laptop approach. Journal of College Science Teaching, 41(6), 16-24.

Jones, N., Georghiades, P., & Gunson, J. (2012). Student feedback via screen capture digital video: Stimulating student's modified action. Higher Education, 64(5), 593-607.

Lim, J., Pellett, H. H., & Pellett, T. (2009). Integrating digital video technology in the classroom. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 80(6), 40-45,55.

Malin, G. (2010). Is it still considered reading? using digital video storytelling to engage adolescent readers. The Clearing House, 83(4), 121-125.

Miller, S. M. (2007). English teacher learning for new times: Digital video composing as multimodal literacy Practice.  English Education, 40(1), 61-83.

Premkumar, K., Cowie, N., Coupal, C. M., & Boechler, K. (2013). Software for annotating videos-A resource to facilitate active learning in the digital age. Creative Education, 4(7), 465-469.

Ranker, J. (2007). A new perspective on inquiry: A case study of digital video production. English Journal, 97(1), 77-82.

Ranker, J. (2008). Making meaning on the screen: Digital video production about the dominican republic. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 51(5), 410-422.

Robinson, L., & Kelley, B. (2007). Developing reflective thought in preservice educators: Utilizing role-plays and digital video. Journal of Special Education Technology, 22(2), 31-43.

Snelson, C. (2011). YouTube Across the Disciplines: A Review of the Literature. MERLOT Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 7(1) Retrieved from 

Unger, J. A., & Liu, R. (2013). Digital video cameras, main ideas, and supporting details: The process and potential. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 44(1), 105-113.

Winslow J, Dickerson J, Cheng-Yuan L. Design Effects of Screen-Captured Tutorials on Student Achievement. International Journal Of Instructional Media [serial online]. December 2012; 39(4): 309-317.

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