How Do I Assess Video Effectiveness​?

Qualities of Video Effectiveness 

There are many elements that go into making an effective video lecture.  We have narrowed these elements down to five major categories to help you conduct a self-assessment of the effectiveness of your video lecture.

Collecting and Using Feedback

In addition to using this self-assessment technique, you should also collect and use feedback from other sources. 

Once you have collected the feedback, it's important to think strategically about what suggestions you will use and how you will implement them.  Not all feedback will be worthwhile to use, but for the most part, the feedback you receive will help you to continuously improve your student's learning.  


For those suggestions you are going to implement, you will need to think about timing.  For instance, changing direction in the middle of a course might be confusing for students and might exacerbate the issues rather than improve them.  In such cases, you will want to make changes to an upcoming course or to the course the next time it is offered.  On the other hand, if you receive feedback that it is critical to make to a change, it might necessary to do so.  In these cases, you will want to be very clear with students about why a change is being made and how the change will be implemented.