Conference Report – Use of Video in Higher Education: Theory and Practice

A little over 80 people from mostly UK institutions gathered on 16 April 2019 at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to discuss the different uses of video in higher education.

The conference was organised as part of a pilot project to establish a one-touch video recording studio using the RapidMooc solution funded by the Oxford IT Innovation challenge. Part of the project was an effort to learn more about what is known about best practices in the use video across the sector and organising a symposium on the subject was one part of that effort – taking us beyond a simple literature survey.

The conference proved to be a great success with many participants expressing hope that it will evolve into a continuing series. Because this is
still a much evolving field, it was organised using a mixed-unconference format. The day consisted of 12 lightning talks, 9 table discussions and a 2-hour open space session. The participants also had a chance to try recording videos using RapidMooc and to see a demo of the Oxford HIVE – a video-centric remote classroom solution.

The lightning talks were recorded and are now available on the event
website. Google Docs was also used for collective note-taking – these are also linked to from the event website. The Twitter wall of the day provides another record of the active discussion.

Our thanks to Dominik Lukes, Digital Learning Technologist at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford for this report.