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Educational video: A literature based educational thinking tool for student and teacher production

, University of Manchester, UK, United Kingdom

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Ease of access to video recording and editing facilities are contributing to the volume of video materials created by students and teachers. Successfully capturing students’ or teachers’ educational ideas on video may be problematic as related books and research literature often do not address specific educational production needs or issues. How and where then should the educational video producer focus their attention in trying to create a video which both engages and attains its intended educational goals? This paper addresses this question by drawing on video production research and literature to create a framework, an educational thinking tool, for the production of video for educational purpose.


ODonoghue, M. (2013). Educational video: A literature based educational thinking tool for student and teacher production. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 902-909). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

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