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Creating YouTube videos that engage students and enhance learning in statisitics and Excel


Nicola Petty (New Zealand)


Short video clips can help teach difficult concepts effectively. A series of videos of three to seven minutes each was developed to teach and reinforce elementary but challenging principles in a first year Quantitative Methods for Business course. The response was very positive from students in the course, and from the worldwide audience who viewed the videos on Youtube. This paper describes the rationale for and the benefits for learning from the provision of self-paced short video clips, and the process by which engaging videos can be developed. It reports on the feedback from students and international viewers and gives hints and cautions to aid in the creation of such videos.