Zac Woolfitt

Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands

Continuing the transition into the age of video

Fluid and streamlined technology enable faculty and students to engage video in ever evolving formats. But the big questions still remain; what type of video should be deployed, in which context, to address which educational problems? What factors contribute to the impact of video on learning? How can the educational vision provide support for faculty to overcome their challenges? And how will higher education continue the transition into the age of video?

This keynote highlights recent research on educational video through the perspective of educational models and practical examples. A framework will be outlined to place video in a broader educational context for managers, technical staff and lecturers. The next stages in the journey of "deploying video in higher education" will be proposed. 



Zac Woolfitt is a lecturer and researcher at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. With a background in tourism working in North America for ten years, he is now based near Amsterdam.

Since 2010 he has been conducting research into the effective use of video in higher education. His research has examined challenges teaching staff face when transitioning from face-to-face, to teaching via video (from 3d to 2d). Using a variety of technologies, he has recorded over 100 web lectures that are used when "flipping" the classroom in an interactive, dynamic and blended learning environment.

Since 2017 he has been researching the impact of smartphones in higher education. Are students using their phones for learning, or is it just distraction? What approaches can lecturers and students examine to facilitate learning in the classroom with a smartphone? How can students manage distractions and gain insight into their smartphone use in relation to their study behaviour and results?

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