When the pandemic suspended most in-person learning, colleges and universities turned to video technologies as one of their primary strategies to maintain instructional continuity while faculty and students were confined to their homes. Instructors who had rarely or never used video for teaching began to, and those who had previously used video often expanded that use. Many lessons were learned about the tradeoffs of synchronous versus asynchronous video, and even as the pandemic fades and in-person classes resume, video will remain an element of learning for many faculty.
The 7 Things You Should Know About... series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning technologies. Each brief focuses on a single technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use these briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues.
In addition to the 7 Things briefs, you may find other ELI resources useful in addressing teaching, learning, and technology issues at your institution. To learn more, please visit the ELI Resources page.