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May 2, 2023

We all use videos in teaching and the ability to embed them directly into powerpoints or just find a good link on Youtube has transformed our ability, as teachers, to bring learning to life.  But passively consuming videos doesn't necessairly encourage long term learning.  This week we look at research that considers how to make the most of videos to aid learning.  Based on Fiorella, L. (2022) Learning by explaining after pauses in video lectures: Are provided visuals a scaffold or a crutch? Applied Cognitive Psychology 36:5, 1142-1149