Author: Adéṣínà Ayẹni
Institution: Yobamoodua Cultural Heritage
Topic: Technologies for Open Education
UNESCO Area of Focus: Building capacity
Session Format: Workshop
AbstractDuring the just concluded OE4BW mentoring program virtual online conference, EDUSCOPE 2020, some of the participants (developers) hinted that they do not have the capability and capacity to make visual media for their projects. On the other hand, one of the presenters’ project centers on the use of cinema for pedagogy, stressing the value of using moving images in the classroom to aid better comprehension. Due to its captivating visual and auditory nature, moving images (videos) appeal to a wide audience and also allows each user to process information in a way that is natural to them. Through the use of visuals in teaching and learning, the process does not only benefit the learners, it also benefits the instructor. With videos, teachers and educators alike can show more and less when introducing students to new information, concepts and skills. By implementing video clips in the curriculum, students will gain a deeper understanding of the content being taught. There is no one size fit all in education, so also video clips ranges from film, documentary, news clip, commercials or a short video produced and shot by the teacher. Speaking from experience, and from research, using visuals help users that are acquiring a new knowledge, skills and language to grasp the information fast. For instance, my short video clips on Climate Change in the Yorùbá language, which is a synchronization of images (both still and moving) and words helps the user to understand the idea of Climate Change to get an in depth view of the situation as well as allow users to imbibe the vocabulary on Climate Change in the Yorùbá language. The five-minute or less video clips assist users in visualizing the impact/effect of Climate Change, same thing applies to any learning process. Students benefit from contextualizing the person, place, or thing that they are learning about, while setting the context historically, politically, socially, and emotionally. Similarly, for retention and visual memories, videos are crucial. They are interactive, engaging and attention grabbing compared to print media tools. Its repetition facility is relevant to open education. It is easy to watch videos over and over again. Video clips helps the teaching system as a blended learning technique. In all, video class facilitates teachers to understand their students better, which gives a clear picture of the need of the students or areas where students are not doing well. Therefore, it is requisite for every OE developer to understand the know-how of video editing and I volunteer to show the community how I do it.
Video, Education, Open