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Effective Educational Videos
Intrinsic load: is inherent to the subject under study and is determined in part by the degrees of connectivity within the subject.
Germane load: is the level of cognitive activity necessary to reach the desired learning outcome.
Extraneous load: is cognitive effort that does not help the learner toward the desired learning outcome.
Guideline for maximizing student attention to educational video:
Use conversational language.
Speak relatively quickly and with enthusiasm.
Create and package videos to emphasize relevance to the course in which they are used.
Keep each video brief.
Strategies to promote active learning:
Packaging video with interactive questions.
Use interactive features that give students control.
Use guiding questions.
Make video part of a larger homework assignment.