713 The Documentary Film as a Teaching Tool
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 27
Video & Media
Hands-on exercises and scenario-based training are effective, but they can’t always do the whole job. Storytelling with documentaries can engage learners and give them the context they need in topic areas like policy, leadership approaches, and organizational history.
In this session, you will learn how to find and develop documentary content and how to use it effectively in your courses. You’ll learn about rights and permissions and see examples of how carefully chosen documentary pieces can give your courses greater flexibility, an easier “sell” to learners, and higher retention of content. You'll examine sample lesson plans showing how instructors can use documentary materials from PBS and the New York Times Learning Network, and you'll explore the challenges and benefits of developing materials in-house using the de Beaumont Foundation’s Public Health and Politics course as an example.
In this session, you will learn:
- When to use and when not to use documentary video in your courses
- What you need to know about rights and permissions related to using existing AV materials in your courses
- How you can use lesson plans and discussion questions with documentary clips in your courses
- Where to look for videos you can use in your courses
- The basics of developing your own documentary-style videos
Intermediate designers and developers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Vimeo, YouTube, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, and video editing software like iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Final Cut, Sony/Magix Vegas, and Adobe Premiere.
Senior Learning Officer
de Beaumont Foundation
Adam Judge is a senior learning officer at the de Beaumont Foundation, a role he has held since 2012. Adam is involved in the design and development of the foundation’s distance learning and workforce development efforts, and he provides advice and technical expertise to partner organizations. In 2016, he produced the foundation’s short documentary Public Health and Politics: Examining the Surgeon General and designed the accompanying eLearning course. Adam’s goal is to use interactivity and rich media experiences to make online learning effortless, engaging, and enjoyable. He has a master’s degree in instructional systems design from New York University.