Video in Contemporary Higher Education: Does Video Enhance Student Engagement and Learning?

Sponsored by SAGE Publishing

Recorded on 03/12/2018
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 31

From how-tos and brief explainers that break down complex concepts into bite-sized chunks of information to long-form documentaries and feature films, video has found its way into almost every corner of higher education. But what makes for a successful educational video, and how would we judge that success? This week Michael Carmichael, Video Publisher at SAGE, and Dr. Jeffrey Karpicke of Purdue University think through these questions and talk about how their recent study, reported in the white paper Assessing the Impact of Educational Video on Student Engagement, Critical Thinking and Learning: The Current State of Play, examines the role of graphics—everything from clip art to custom animations—in enhancing student engagement, critical thinking, and information retention.

Don’t miss this episode where Dr. Karpicke details the experimental method used in the study, and Michael pulls back the curtain on parts of the editorial process at SAGE. If you use video in the classroom, recommend, or select video, this episode offers insight on the questions to ask and the limitations of our existing knowledge.


About the guests:

Michael Carmichael is the Video Publisher at SAGE Publishing. He has over 16 years of commissioning and editorial experience developing print and digital products for the higher education and academic market. Michael joined SAGE in 1998 and has been serving in his current capacity as Video Publisher since June 2014.

Jeffrey Karpicke is the James V. Bradley Associate Professor in the department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He is interested in all things related to the science of learning, education, and technology, and his lab is currently pursuing research projects in retrieval processes and retrieval-based learning; development of computer-based learning tools; complex learning, comprehension, and knowledge application; learning and cognitive strategies in children; and metacognition and self-regulated learning.


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About the Music:
The intro and outro music in Authority File is “Grapes,” mixed by I dunno. The transition music is “Peace ( There’s A better Way ),” mixed by Loveshadow. The music is available on ccMixter, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0).