MA Digital Technologies, Communication and Education / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

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Course unit details:
Intro to Educational Video Production

Unit code EDUC61632
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Education
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

 

 

 

  

On completing this course unit successful students will:

 

  • Be able to critically review video resources designed for use in training and educational contexts;
  • Gain experience in the process and practice of educational video production;
  • Develop skills in the operation of video production equipment and resources;
  • Enhance their personal written, visual, and presentation communication skills;
  • Enhance their personal team work and project management skills;

      

Aims

 

  • To enhance students’ critical evaluation and analytical skills of educational video resources;
  • To introduce and develop approaches to, and the application of, video production techniques within an educational context;
  • To enhance individual student’s project management, interpersonal and group communication skills.

Learning outcomes

 

On completing this course unit successful students will:

 

  • Be able to critically review video resources designed for use in training and educational contexts;
  • Gain experience in the process and practice of educational video production;
  • Develop skills in the operation of video production equipment and resources;
  • Enhance their personal written, visual, and presentation communication skills;
  • Enhance their personal team work and project management skills;

Teaching and learning methods

This is a blended learning course unit which involves face to face sessions and an e-learning element. Both modes of study employ a range of learning approaches including tutor and ‘expert’ led presentations; small, large and whole group discussions; peer-assessment; workshops; textual analyses (including visual texts) and student-led presentations.  This course unit requires active participation throughout. Coursework is created on an individual basis but collaboration with other students is encouraged where each student takes on a lead director/producer role.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

 

Students will develop transferable skills in project management, video production, analytical/ critical review, group work, interpersonal skills, and communication skills.

 

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written assignment (inc essay) 35%
Practical skills assessment 65%

Feedback methods

Feedback is available in blackboard.

Recommended reading

 

Millerson, G. and Owens, J. (2008) Video production handbook, 4th edition, Focal Press

 

Koumi, J. (2006) Designing video and multimedia for open and flexible learning. London: Routledge

 

O'Donoghue, M. (2014) Producing video for Teaching and Learning, Routledge.

 

Watts, H. (1997) On camera: Essential know-how for program makers, 2nd Edition, AAVO.

 

Other texts:
 

Bates, A.W. (1984)  Broadcasting in Education: an evaluation, Constable.

 

Buckingham, D., Grahame, J. and Sefton-Green, J. (1995) Making media: Learning from media production, English and Media Centre

 

DeLuca, S (1991) Instructional video. London: Focal Press

 

Fraser, P. and Oram, B. (2003) Teaching digital video production, BFI Education

 

Gauntlett, D. (1996) Video critical: children, the environment and media power. Luton: University of Luton Press

 

Kellison, C. (2008) Producing for TV and new media: a real world approach for producers, Focal Press.

 

McInnes, J. (1980) Video in education and training. London: Focal Press

 

Musburger, R. (2005) Single-camera video production, 4th edition, Focal Press

 

Pinnington, A. (1992) Using video in training and education. London: McGraw-Hill

 

Sherman, J. (2003) Using authentic video in the language classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

 

Watts, H. (1992) Directing On camera: a checklist of video and film technique, AAVO

 

Zorian-Lynn, J. (2001) Presenting for TV and video, A & C Black Publishers Ltd.

 

 

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 50
Lectures 30
Practical classes & workshops 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 60

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Michael O'donoghue Unit coordinator

Additional notes

 

Activity

Hours allocated

Staff/student contact

12 sessions x 2.5 hours = 30 hours.

Private study

30

Directed reading
(incl online discussion)

30

Library activities

10

 Assessed work

50 (CW1 is a video production activity)

Total hours

150

 

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