In the past year we have seen experimentation with instructional videos on the Brown campus, specifically for flipped classroom and lecturing at a distance. Flipped classroom, assigning video lectures outside of the classroom, is not the only way to use video for teaching and learning. Video, a medium that encourages passive viewing as a stand alone resource, works best when embedded in larger multimedia contexts in online courses or woven into classroom activities.
This diagram presenting different genres of videos and the outcomes they support can inspire us to incorporate video for a variety of instructional purposes. Below we explore some genres and umbrella outcomes with examples of use in teaching.