Education and Scholarship by Video

Education and Scholarship by Video

Abstract:

When word processors were first introduced into the workplace, they turned scholars into typists. But they also improved our work: Turnaround time for new drafts dropped from days to seconds. Rewriting became easier and more common, and our papers, educational efforts, and research output improved. I discuss the advantages of and mechanisms for doing the same with do-it-yourself video recordings of research talks and class lectures, so that they may become a fully respected channel for scholarly output and education, alongside books and articles. I consider innovations in video design to optimize education and communication, along with technology to make this change possible.

Exerpts of this paper appeared in Political Science Today (Vol. 1, No. 3, August 2021: Pp.5-6, copy here) and in a blog post at APSAEducate. See also my recorded videos here.

Last updated on 07/28/2021