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Physical Review Physics Education Research
written by Greg Kestin and Kelly Miller
The prevalence of online instruction highlights the importance of videos in education. Pedagogies that include elements that actively engage students are accepted as an improvement over more passive modes of instruction. How can we transfer the advantages of active engagement to instruction via video? Previous research on instructional videos has shown that there are a number of principles, the adherence to which benefit student learning by maximizing productive cognitive processing. To understand the impact of combining such principles we designed and produced four different versions of the same physics demonstration video, varying levels of "visual enhancement" designed around these principles and the amount of active engagement across the different versions. Using pre-post video testing, we compared how much viewers learned across the four different versions. We found that actively engaging students by embedding questions throughout the video increases student learning. We also found that physics videos are most effective when they include enhanced visuals and embedded questions. Notably, it is the combination that matters most; the learning effect from embedding questions is increased when the video also includes enhanced visuals. This study represents an important step towards understanding how instructors can design and refine their videos to maximize student learning.
Physical Review Physics Education Research: Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 010148
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Classical Mechanics
- General
- Motion in One Dimension
- Motion in Two Dimensions
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- Achievement
- Communication
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= Representations
- Research Design & Methodology
= Statistics
Education Practices
- Instructional Material Design
= Activity
- Technology
= Distance Education
= Multimedia
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- High School
- Graduate/Professional
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- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010148
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MTurk study, Mechanical Turk participants, Mechanical Turk study, auditory/visual integration, best practice video, embedded question video, enhanced video, modality matching, physics video effectiveness, physics video production, temporal contiguity
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Metadata instance created June 28, 2022 by Lyle Barbato
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G. Kestin and K. Miller, , Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18 (1), 010148 (2022), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010148).
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G. Kestin and K. Miller, Harnessing active engagement in educational videos: Enhanced visuals and embedded questions, Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18 (1), 010148 (2022), <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010148>.
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Kestin, G., & Miller, K. (2022, June 21). Harnessing active engagement in educational videos: Enhanced visuals and embedded questions. Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res., 18(1), 010148. Retrieved July 18, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010148
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Kestin, Greg, and Kelly Miller. "Harnessing active engagement in educational videos: Enhanced visuals and embedded questions." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18, no. 1, (June 21, 2022): 010148, https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010148 (accessed 18 July 2024).
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Kestin, Greg, and Kelly Miller. "Harnessing active engagement in educational videos: Enhanced visuals and embedded questions." Phys. Rev. Phys. Educ. Res. 18.1 (2022): 010148. 18 July 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.18.010148>.
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