Facing the Brave New (Digital) World: The Ups and Downs of Creating Effective Instructional Videos
Creating and delivering videos for the online masses is a daunting task. It often requires copious amounts of time, well-designed spaces, and expensive tools to implement and streamline their use in growing flipped classroom landscape. However, those who embrace flipped learning need to think like architects, not high-budget video producers. While it’s tempting to become enamored by the technology or space we wish we had, now more than ever, it has become clear that creating effective instructional content relies on leveraging the tools we do have: foresight, instructional knowledge, creativity, and risk-taking. While these preexisting barriers may inherently pose as challenges to students, educators, and instructional designers alike, the School of Pharmacy’s pivotal transformation of the PharmD curriculum has enabled us to push beyond our boundaries and employ cost-effective and creative ways to approach content creation and video production in a constantly changing educational environment.