OEB programme premieres VIDEO EDUCA
The challenge of video as the new language of learning will be addressed head-on at this year's ONLINE EDUCA conference in Berlin.
The global e-learning conference for the corporate, education and public service sectors will this year feature a series of expert-led video sessions under the name VIDEO EDUCA.
The VIDEO EDUCA sessions will focus on all aspects of using video in learning, ranging from the practical production process to learning practitioners' experiences. In the opening plenary session, the award-winning documentary maker Michael Grigsby will deliver a keynote speech on the role of video in education. As well as making nearly 30 acclaimed films, Grigsby co-founded the Abingdon Film Unit, which works with secondary school pupils to create short documentaries and animated films.
Participants will have the unique opportunity to have their own videos critiqued by industry experts such as Steve Anderson, executive producer of BBC's Question Time, in the pre-conference video masterclass.
Taking place on Wednesday 28th November, the masterclass will provide participants with a detailed overview of using video to communicate learning, as well as insider knowledge of the production process. From script to screen, the masterclass will cover the key areas of filmmaking and ensure that all participants leave with the tools and techniques to make video a successful component of learning resources, whatever the budget.
"Video is a powerful and increasingly prevalent learning tool," says international media executive Adam Salkeld, curator of VIDEO EDUCA.
"Generation Z's learners are typically highly sophisticated consumers of video as well as native video makers. Educators need to respond to this major shift in the way media content is used and perceived by current generations to ensure effectiveness."