FLO MicroCourse: Video Design and Creation

About the FLO MicroCourse

In this Facilitating Learning Online (FLO) MicroCourse, participants will learn a design and creation paradigm for creating engaging educational videos. During the week, each participant will create a short video using the principles learned in this MicroCourse.  

FLO MicroCourse

Video has tremendous power, both to support learning in the classroom and for educational outreach on social media. Engaging, visually interesting, and compelling videos can be highly effective tools for learning. The video creation principles in this MicroCourse blend research and practical experience.  

Learning Objectives   

Upon completion of this course, participants in this workshop will be able to:  

  • Understand the fundamental principles of effective video design;  
  • Generate ideas for compelling educational topics that work well in the video medium;
  • Refine a video idea into a concrete script with accompanying graphics;  
  • Create technically proficient videos with high-quality audio and visual recordings edited into a polished final product; and 
  • Understand the different success metrics for educational videos intended for outreach on social media and instructional videos intended for courses. 

While most of the learning will happen asynchronously, two synchronous sessions are planned. These sessions will be recorded for those who cannot attend. Monday, October 7, 1:00-2:00 p.m. and Friday, October 11, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Participants should expect to spend at least one additional hour per day on coursework. Please put aside the time in your calendar for an optimal learning experience. 

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Please note: Synchronous sessions will be recorded, archived, and made available to course registrants. By participating in this session, you acknowledge you are aware that your participation may be recorded and the recording will be available to other course registrants.

About the Facilitator

Your FLO facilitator for this session will be Dr. Trefor Bazett.

Trefor (he/his) is an assistant teaching professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department at the University of Victoria. Trefor has also built a YouTube channel with over 500 math education videos that have been viewed almost 40 million times. As a professor, Trefor uses video extensively in his online and flipped classrooms.