Penn State MOOC creators to share strategies for educational video creation

August 07, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) will host a panel discussion to share ideas for creating engaging educational video content at 1 p.m. on Aug. 24.

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The panel will be filled by the creators of the Creativity, Innovation, and Change (CIC) massive open online course (MOOC) that launched in 2013 on the Coursera platform. Jack Matson, Kathryn Jablokow, Darrell Velegol and Susan Russell will share their stories about how theater principles played a critical role in producing captivating video content as part of the CIC course experience.

"In working with various members of the CIC team over the years, they have a compelling story that started with their original plans of video production and slowly evolved," said Bart Pursel, interim director of innovation with TLT. "When Susan Russell joined the team, she introduced elements of theater to help the instructors deliver videos that were both educational and engaging."

“With all of the challenges surrounding course delivery this fall, I think faculty that are interested in exploring educational video as a strategy to engage students will find this panel very insightful,” Pursel added.

CIC was one of the first five MOOCs created by Penn State faculty in 2013. CIC 1.0 and 2.0 engaged over 200,000 students, and the team is now wrapping up version 3.0 with additional co-instructors and activities. 

Last Updated August 11, 2020