Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

Video as a Medium for Learning and Teaching

by Pedro Augusto De Freitas Batista

40-S2-D01 - Salle Dirac (CERN)

40-S2-D01 - Salle Dirac


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Videos play an important role in today's digital era. According to Cisco®, video (business and consumer combined) was  59% of the total Internet traffic in 2014.

Video is permeating our educational institutions, transforming the way we teach, learn, study, communicate and work (Kaltura Report 2015).

But are videos always the best choice?

In this lecture we examine the benefits of the use of video in learning as well as its limits.Tips on how to minimize those limits will be explained.Example short videos that demonstrate success (or not) stories will be shown.Finally, guidelines for making good videos for education will be given.

NB! All Academic Training lectures are recorded but not webcasted. The recording will be linked from this event and the CDS Academic Training collection. Participation is free. No registration needed.

Bio: Pedro de Freitas has realized a MSc in learning & teaching technologies and MSc in Psychology in the University of Geneva. His thesis subject is about working memory. Born in 1991 in Belo Horizonte (BR), he joined the rapid e-learning project at CERN in October 2016.


Links from the discussion:

  1. The CERN IT e-learning project twiki
  2. The CERN IT e-learning project videos in CDS
  3. ActivePresenter instructions' video in the above collection.
  4. How to make a good short video in the above collection (more info here).
  5. All Academic Training lectures' videos in CDS
  6. Summer student lectures' videos in CDS
  7. Colloquia and other CERN talks' videos in CDS
  8. Other CERN-related educational pages (not only video) in english and french:
  9. Adam Blum and openEd
    • a paper by Adam Blum on the effectiveness of instructional resources including video type effectiveness and optimal video duration
  10. khanacademy
  11. A book on "Learning in the Digital Age" (paper copy available from the CERN Library)


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Sponsor: Maria Dimou