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PlayPosit: Interactive Video

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PDT
PL-015 (Library Basement)Map Location

Long gone are the days when students will happily watch a 90-minute movie and stay engaged.  In today's society, multi-tasking is more common and inattention is the norm. In fact, a recent study by Microsoft claimed that humans now have an attention span that is less than that of a goldfish!

One way to combat this trend is to make videos interactive.  Interactive videos use a variety of question types to set the stage for learning, to engage students in immediate recall of important facts, in reflecting upon the meaning of information and/or to discuss ideas with classmates. 

PlayPosit is a tool that allows faculty to create interactivity for videos-- videos gathered from youTube, from the National Geographic (or other web video producers) or even videos of your lectures.

In this hands-on, Bring your own device, workshop, we'll show you how to set up an interactive video and discuss how the different question types can be used to engage learners.