Retention in learning is a real issue. As educators we must be aware of this and have strategies.
In this video Natalie Wieland explains how she is using VidVersity as part of her teaching at Melbourne Law School.
In this short video Natalie Wieland shows you how easy it to create a video using your phone.
Problem: This teacher had 120 students in the class, a number who were ESL students, with the majority local students. She wanted to do summaries of each lecture (after the lecture) to help the students who struggled with English and to assist all the class generally.
Why other solutions had not worked: She had tried using a number of products but they were either too expensive or required a lot of technical skill.
Solution with VidVersity: She used the VidVersity phone app after each class to create a short 5- 10 minute video summarising the class and did some basic editing on the phone. She then uploaded to the VidVersity web app which she used to add notes, links to reading guides, questions and some PowerPoints slide. She published the video and made available to her students using the VidVersity sharelink all within about 30 minutes of the class. She did a new video every week and through the analytics could see what chapters were being watched, when they were viewed and if they were getting the questions right.
Feedback: She loved how easy and quick it was to deliver something online and her students said it was invaluable.
Problem: A client wanted to deliver interactive videos to their staff for professional development. They also wanted to track learner activity but they do not have an LMS.
Solution: Using the VidVersity Foundry Share Link feature, once they had created engaging interactive content the client could send the link to their staff and track when the videos were viewed, which chapters were viewed and if they got the questions correct or not. The data could also be uploaded to an LMS if the client decided to go down the LMS route at a later date.
Problem: This client was required to teach learners all over the world. They also needed to assess their work. It is an agriucultural business and requires a lot of practical training and demonstrations.
Solution: They now have all their educators building teaching material with VidVersity Foundry and controlling their material including keeping it up to date and dynamic. They found traditional text based learning was not a great way to teach practical skills: changing a horse shoe, operating a quad bike safely etc.
They are also using VidVersity Benchmark so their learners can submit video assessments straight from their moboile phones. They were very worried with old online text based methods of assessment because their assessment really requires ‘doing’, but due to geographical challenges it was impossible to send someone on site to assess demonstrations. Time differences were also a real challenge. Now the students can video themselves out in the field and send back to the teacher.
Problem: This client was a lecturer who was concerned some of their online students were not writing their essays. One of her key concerns with assessment is to know who wrote the paper and also how to assess skills acquisition.
Solution: She used VidVersity Benchmark with her students. She used Benchmark inside the University LMS to set up an assignment that required a minute video presentation providing an overview of how and why they argued certain points in their paper. She got her students creating a series of short videos to compliment papers, using the phone app, trimming in the app and sending directly to their LMS for assessment. She said it is fast even with large videos, easy to use and the students love it.
Problem: This client had hundreds of hours of video but they did not know what to do with them. They also had a very limited budget and no one in the organisation with experience building online learning.
Solution: Using VidVersity Foundry over the quiet summer break they were able to turn their video library into interactive modules with chapters, quizzes and notes uploading their LMS ready for when their staff return. They were excited about the fact that, in their words, they have created their own “internal Lynda”.
Problem: Recording webinars but no one has been watching them.
Solution: This client has been uploading their recorded webinars ( in MP4 format) and uploading to VidVersity Foundry. Then using Foundry they have been editing the recording, breaking into chunks, adding quizzes and links and publishing in their LMS. They said for each webinar that is recorded it takes about 1 hour to have it edited and published. They are not only getting great feedback from the staff, they are getting great data from their LMS on who has been viewing, which chapters they have viewed.
This short video by one of our founders, Natalie Wieland, who has been teaching in the corporate and higher ed space for over 20 years, talks about where to begin.