Video Content in your Learning and Teaching

Video with Experts 

Video within your learning and teaching content is a great way to engage your students in a different way to more traditional methods. Creating a video with an industry expert or guest lecturer is an easy way to enhance a module, as well as providing the students with industry viewpoint on their future employment. Having interviews with experts in the industry is a great way to intensify learning outcomes in your module and give it reach outside the classroom. This kind of teaching and learning approach can work in a number of ways, especially when trying to get a certain learning objective across to your students in an engaging way while applying industry relevance. This type of video content could be simply recording a talking head video interview with the expert about a topic within the module.  

It would be good practice to involve the students in devising questions for the interview, thereby gaining specific information that they feel is relevant to them. Allowing for teaching to be augmented with real world context by interviewing specialists in the field. It can also assist students in seeing how theory applies to real life or to engage students in debating key issues. These videos, once created, can be shared within the University’s shared repository so that colleagues across Colleges can also access and use them.  


Claude Littner, Business Executive and star of BBC’s The Apprentice, discusses his varied and successful career and shares tips for students.  

Business Management and Sports Management programmes got together to interview guest lecturer Darryl Eales, Chairman of Oxford United Football Club. He gives students an insight into how he worked in various businesses, leading to his current role at the Football Club.  

Recordings to encourage reflection on performance    

Recording students as they engage in vocational activities or deliver presentations, can be an effective way for students to reflect and access their own practice and performance. Videos of this nature encourage reflection on performance to provide an opportunity for the student (or their peers) to view and critique their skills, knowledge and understanding. An example of this kind of practice could be used with students to peer review each other’s presentations and give feedback to broaden the analysis.  

These videos can be used to aid review, allowing the student to gain practical feedback and review evidence to support it. In subject areas as diverse as drama, nursing, law and education, video footage can be an extremely useful tool to effectively review performance or practice. Allowing students to build upon their increasing knowledge base. Recording a performance can be achieved in many different ways. One of the most typical scenarios is recording the performance of a learner while standing up in front of a group presenting or roleplaying a scenario. 

Capturing this scenario using the lecture recording system (Panopto) in the room is a great way of making sure all the elements of the presentation (audio and slides) are recorded and if the room features a webcam, you can also caption their posture and body language. If any academic staff would like more advice and guidance on how to discuss more about creating an in interview with an expert or recordings to encourage reflection on performance for your teaching and learning, please contact