Digital Video Production
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Virtues and Challenges
Virtues of Using Video in the Classroom

go It is HIGHLY MOTIVATIONAL because youths tend to love working in creative ways with new technologies.
go It induces TRANSPARENT LEARNING because the students enjoy themselves.
go It encourages COOPERATIVE LEARNING because the youths are part of a production crew.
go It helps develop LEADERSHIP SKILLS because each participant is responsible for overseeing his or her area of the production.
go It teaches STUDY SKILLS in that students research the content for their videos and subsequently digest the information through script writing and visualization.
go It creates an INTERNAL LOCUS OF CONTROL because students take the videos’ story and camera into their own hands.
go It teaches MEDIA LITERACY because students learn about how camera techniques influence viewers.
go It WIDENS THE CIRCLES OF REFERENCE because students need to communicate and work with each other; they also connect and interact with their community because they often have to search beyond the classroom for resources.
go It tends to induce IMPROVED SELF-ESTEEM by providing youths with a recognized medium for broadcasting their views and ideas.
go It encourages PROCESS THINKING because video production requires extensive planning.


Challenges of Video Production


go Video production is TIME INTENSIVE.
go Sometimes there is EQUIPMENT FAILURE.
go Video production requires MUCH PLANNING.
go It can, at times, create CHAOS in the classroom.
go The teacher needs to have a BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF VIDEO PRODUCTION.
go Good equipment is EXPENSIVE.


excerpt from KQED’s
Video in the Classroom