Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Educational videos: After the why, the how

Manuel Rajadell Carreras, Federico Garriga Garzón

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Purpose: The introduction of educational videos into university education is an indisputable
reality. Numerous scientific publications have outlined the advantages to students: flexibility,
motivation, encouraging self-learning, lower costs, etc. The aim of this paper is to explore the
steps required to make educational videos and highlight the need for educational institutions to
provide teachers with the means to enable them to improve the quality of their multimedia
material productions. Policies in this direction would help to improve the training of future
professionals and enhance the opportunities offered by podcasts.
Design/methodology: A literature review and a survey have been conducted. Starting in the
first semester of the academic year 2012-2013, a questionnaire has been applied systematically
to students and the corresponding population parameters estimated with a 95% confidence
level.
Findings: Students consider educational videos as supplementary material which complement
traditional methodologies and favour self-learning as well as offering flexibility at no additional
cost. Teachers can produce their own high-quality multimedia material, which in turn requires a
consistent evolutionary process in elaborating within the changing possibilities that information
technologies offer Originality/value: This work deals with the treatment of technical issues and based on our
studies suggests the process to be followed by teachers when making educational videos.
References to this subject in the literature were found to be somewhat limited.

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