January 30, 2020
10h00 to 11h00
55 minutes

Room A 024: SIG Video Workshop

Presenter: Jean-François Van de Poël, UNIL
Timekeeper: Hervé Platteaux, UNIFR

On the occasion of this edition of eduhub days, the SIG Video wishes to propse and organise a workshop to define the precise objectives of the proposed activity for the year 2020, namely the design and implementation of a MOOC on the creation and production of teaching and learning videos.

This MOOC will of course be based on the two versions of the guide produced by the group in recent years and will enrich this already very exhaustive work by proposing new sections related in particular to multimedia writing and support for teachers' professional development through the production of this new type of course content, and it will also enrich the range of blended learning scenarios in which these videos are integrated and the tools and software recommended for teachers.

The workshop that we will propose will be structured around three main parts:

  1. A presentation of the project of a MOOC's production, its objectives and a proposal for a planning of its implementation.
  2. A framework on what a MOOC is and more precisely on what quality criteria and methodology should be used to design one.
  3. A brainwriting activity designed to bring out the main outlines and orientations that will be given to this MOOC project.

The purpose of this workshop will be to produce an enhanced version of the project that will then be validated by all groups before being implemented. 


Room A 019: Interactive video for training: opportunities and issues

Presenters: Lorenzo Sommaruga & Nadia Catenazzi SUPSI
Timekeeper: Hervé Platteaux, UNIFR

This workshop focuses on the creation on instructional interactive videos in the context of different Erasmus and VET strategic partnerships, covering domains such as carriage of dangerous goods (, light commercial vehicles transportation ( and green logistics (

Interactive videos represent an effective training technology to show procedures and behaviours, motivating and engaging students.

A common requirement of these projects was the distributed nature of multi lingual content production. To this purpose there was the need for a flexible and easy to use platform and for a procedure to produce, name and share the interactive material in a homogeneous way. 

The H5P platform was selected to support content creation because it is free and can be used to create, share and reuse rich interactive content cross browser/platform. The procedure provides steps and recommendations to select videos and enrich them with interactive elements: for instance, it includes suggestions about length, quality, format, copyright and adaptive translation.


Room A 017: Speeding up: How I created 100+ cartoon videos while doing other things

Presenter: Michael Mittag, FHNW
Timekeeper: Wolfgang Widulle, FHNW

In the past few years, I have created well over 100 cartoon videos for almost all aspects of my teaching and for the people around me. The first reason is that it typically takes me around one hour to work to create a minute of video, so I'm only marginally slower in creating a video than in creating a power point slideshow for a subject. The second reason is that I create much of the videos while riding a train, watching TV or petting my cats. The talk will focus on how to speed up production of cartoon-style or power-point-style videos and which technologies to use for this. The third reason is that I get other people to write great text in exchange for me turning them into a video.


Room A 015: Help teaching teams become autonomous in the production of learning videos

Presenter: Oliver Schmid, FernUni
Timekeeper: Wolfgang Widulle, FHNW

The teachers at Swiss Distance University Institute are spread across Switzerland and beyond. Nevertheless, the EDUDL+ team (educational development unit in distance learning) wants to offer the teachers and assistants the best support in the production of their own learning videos. But how?

The solution that was implemented at the end of 2019 was threefold. Firstly, we created a Moodle course about the basics of learning videos and video production, and we offer individual online support if needed. Secondly, we created a video-kit, containing a FullHD webcam, a tripod, two small lights and a clip-on microphone, which can be borrowed for free. Thirdly, we developed a tool – in partnership with Klewel, a Swiss webcasting company – for effortless recording and publishing of screencasts, with automatic transcription and the possibility to add personal annotations and to share them.

In a nutshell, we focus more on pragmatic learning videos than on high-end productions. We believe that there are great advantages to teachers adopting a casual approach to videos as they are able to produce them themselves and can redo them easily when content has changed.