How to interact with a video in a pedagogical way

Nov 25, 2021

Hi,  I couldn't find any examples of interaction with video material and then figured it out.  Although it took some figuring out in some instances it is not rocket science I suppose.  I do not mind sharing it with the community but do not know whether it is too basic skill to share, or whether it is something normally done etc.

I however believe the third idea of interacting can work wonders for spaces where the user need to spot something in the video and react to it. 

May I post it here as an attachment?

10 Replies
Bianca Woods

Hi Johann,

We absolutely encourage people to share examples like this! So definitely post it when you have a chance, along with any insights you might have about your instructional design or development process for it that could help others try this out for the first time.

Also, as far as not being sure if an example you want to share is too basic or not, never forget that there are lots of different skill levels in this community. So chances are there'll always be some people who are new to the technique or process that's shared and will be grateful for the information.

Johann Moller

Thanks for the advice and encouragement to share.  I hope it is not too large to share.  I created three types of video interaction.  In the first one, the video stops and asks the user a question.  This is easily done with cue points and layers however it is not that easy to score the inputs so I opted for the self-marking scenario where the user can see his/her answers at the end and compare it with the correct answers.  In the second one the video branches to a separate screen where the question is asked.  Here one can do scoring and a results slide at the end.  The third option is where you expect the user to see something in the video and react to it by stopping the video.  Typically something to be used where a person views a video of a person taking certain actions and when the person makes a mistake the learner must pick up the mistake and stop the video.

Johann Moller

Dear Bianca

I basically created an art360 story with a menu taking you to three different interaction types.

The video I used are the same with the same answers. However in the third instance one will explain to the user that they must stop the video when certain events (typically error made by person in video) occurs.  If they do too soon or too late the opportunity is gone.  But as per this example the user must stop the video if the person touches the mouse, then the pen then the glass with something in it.

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Johann Moller

Hi Jack we used the first two in a course already but the third one we are still waiting to implement.  It is tested by the ID's in the team but not with students yet.  We are busy with a SME who indicated that this might be ideal for something she is teaching her students.  I hope to implement the third scenario there 

G Howe

Great, Johann.  Looking forward to the feedback. 

I see utility in all methods depending on where they are used in the instructional strategy and level of learning.  From my perspective, initial formative assessment would allow the learner to stop the video and answer questions with immediate feedback.  Additional scenarios (different videos) would challenge the learners to view the video without stopping it and have them render time sensitive decisions at key points, perhaps adding cues to make them revisit decisions and/or procedures.  Essentially an inexpensive part task trainer.  Keep up the good work.