Institutions, instructors and students use video learning in a variety of different ways, depending upon classroom structure. Student study using video learning resources is shaped by individual learning styles, but also by the type of course; online-only, flipped or traditional. Student success is dependent upon various strategies for different types of classes, whether it’s success on an exam, or overall success in the course.
Video Study Strategies for Online-only Learners
Online-only learners don’t have face-to-face time with other students or the instructor. They may, depending on the course, have more flexibility with regard to different classroom components, like viewing lectures. Students in online-only classes can do a number of things to maximize their chances of success and their use of study time.
- Review the course syllabus thoroughly.
- Make a weekly study plan, setting aside regular times to work on class work.
- Log into the course at least three times a week.
- Ask questions, either using the Real-time Discussions or instructor Office Hours.
- Connect with other students in the class, either online or, if possible, in person.
Using Video Study Skills in the Flipped Classroom
In a flipped classroom, students do have in-class time with their instructor and other students. Flipped classroom structures use class time for discussion and activities, moving the lectures online. To get the most out of video learning in the flipped classroom, students should:
- Plan time to watch lectures before each flipped classroom class period.
- Watch video lectures actively. Make notes of questions as you watch, either on paper or using the Notes tool available in the YuJa Media Viewer.
- Spend a few minutes organizing your lecture notes and questions before class. In a flipped classroom, you’ll have plenty of time to speak with your instructor.
Maximizing Video Learning to Improve Study Skills in Traditional Classrooms
Video learning can provide an ideal addition to the traditional classroom. In the traditional classroom, video learning tools most often include lecture captures, available after class. Students can:
- Review lecture captures after class, particularly if you struggle with auditory learning, or you feel your notes are inadequate.
- Use YuJa’s semantic topic analysis and search features to find answers to questions.
- Re-watch content to provide additional review or to help improve understanding.