PlayPosit: Interactive Video
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.