How to produce videos with students as co-creators?

  • Karin Johnstone (Speaker)
  • Sam Thomas (Speaker)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch


A 45-minute workshop which will address an approach to teaching, learning and assessment using video.

Research has shown that University of Northampton students engage with videos more than any other online content to improve their academic skills (Farmer et al., 2016). Many of these videos are created by academic and professional staff and are ‘talking heads’ which may encourage the students to be passive learners (Majekodunmi and Murnaghan, 2012). Some of the videos are ‘explainer’ videos presenting animated material that does not engage students.

This project involved working with a first-year cohort studying a Media Production module. The aim was to work collaboratively with these students to get them to produce their own on-line videos covering aspects of academic skills.

For the project it was necessary for Learning Development to collaborate with the subject module leader. The video project became an assessed piece of work which embedded academic study skills in the curriculum. The students explored what makes an effective educational video. They then created their own academic skills videos.
Period18 Jun 2019
Event titleReflections on Active Blended Learning in Practice: University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference 2019
Event typeConference
LocationNorthampton, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • learning development
  • videos
  • student collaboration