Transforming Learning: Using Video For Cognitive, Emotional, And Social Engagement

by Obsidian Learning

As technology, bandwidth, and storage capacity have improved, video has become available – both in terms of creation and viewing – to a much larger population. And as smartphones have become more pervasive, and video-editing software more user-friendly, using video as a tool for instruction has also become more common. But is it effective? This is one of the questions that this white paper sets out to answer, starting out with an examination of cognitive theories of learning and their application in creating an effective instructional video.


Key Chapters

  1. Cognitive Theories of Learning

    - Overview
    - Limitations of Cognitive Processing
    - Dual Coding Theory
    - Cognitive Load Theory
    - Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
    - CTML and Video Design

  2. The Whole Learner: Cognition, Emotion, and Social Learning

    - Overview
    - The “Whole Learner”
    - Moving Toward Wholeness: A Comprehensive Model of Learning

  3. Applications of Video for Instruction

    - Overview
    - Video and Psychomotor Skills

  4. Designing Effective Instructional Videos

    - Length Considerations
    - Production considerations
    - Design Guidelines
    - Obsidian Tips and Tricks

  5. Software Tools for Video Design and Development

    - Methods in Motion Design
    - Development Tools
    - Video

  6. Obsidian’s Video Project Development Process

    - Information Gathering
    - Instructional Design
    - Storyboarding
    - Visual Design
    - First Draft Animation
    - Final Draft Animation

  7. Case Study: Learning is Life

    - Requirements
    - Script Development
    - Storyboarding
    - Animation Development

With the rise in popularity of free video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo and the availability of quality video capturing technology on smartphones, videos as a means of communication and self-expression are becoming increasingly popular.

For the last decade everything around video, from related software to widely used technology to consumers habits, is becoming user friendly. So this is no more a question of wether you will incorporate video to your eLearning program, but what are the steps you need to follow to make it effective. This is where the eBook "Transforming Learning: Using Video For Cognitive, Emotional, And Social Engagement" by Obsidian Learning, comes in. Reading it you will learn all you need about video software tools, how to design and apply instructional video, along with Obsidian's video project development process and the relating case study: Learning is Life.

Christopher Pappas

Christopher Pappas
Founder of The eLearning Industry's Network