Posts Tagged ‘video’
Psychology – and to a lesser extent Sociology – teachers and students generally need to have an understanding of both the mechanics of Milgram’s classic “obedience experiments” and their general implications. However, as recent research has argued (Social psychology textbooks ignore all modern criticisms of Milgram’s “obedience experiments”) this understanding has not necessarily been advanced by a reliance on standard psychology (and indeed sociology) textbooks.
More recently, however, the work of Alex Haslam and Steve Reicher has been instrumental in reassessing both historical and conventional interpretations of Milgram’s work (Milgram and the historians) and in “Questioning Authority” (Haslam, Reicher and Birney, 2016) they take this argument further using historical evidence and the application of social identity theory. This approach is also reflected in their filmed contributions to Beyond Milgram: Obedience and Identity.
It’s been running since 2010 and we’ve recently decided to give it a complete redesign, partly because the old design was getting a bit long-in-the-tooth and partly because hardware and browser development has moved-on over the past few years.
A subscription to the Channel costs just £17.50 per year and this gives students and teachers access to:
• around 150 minutes of video resources.
• around 70 minutes of podcasts.
• 23 different Text resources, including book chapters and update materials.
• 28 PowerPoint slides and presentations.
If you want to check-out the type of resources on offer the Channel Home Page has links to sample Text, PowerPoint, Audio and Video files.
Guo et.al’s study (How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos) offers some helpful insights into the use of online and classroom video materials – whether you’re creating your own videos or taking advantage of those, amateur and professional, created by others.
Although you can download the complete study, if you just want the juice the main points to come out of it are:
- Brevity (viewers generally tune out after six minutes)
- Informality, with professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium
- Lively visuals rather than static PowerPoint slides
- Fast talkers (professors seen as the most engaging spoke at 254 words per minute)
- More pauses, so viewers can soak in complex diagrams
- Web-friendly lessons (existing videos broken into shorter chunks are less effective than ones crafted for online audiences)
Part of the launch of our new “Revising Psychology” series of films, aimed at a-level and ap psychology teachers and students, on Research Methods and Issues / Debates involves giving teachers and students free access to some of the series.
If you missed the first free revision film (Correlations), you can view it online here.
Our second free revision film looks at the question “Is Psychology a Science?” by taking students through the key characteristics of science and the scientific method, using examples drawn from classic and contemporary studies.
The film covers key:
- knowledge: defining science, objectivity, the scientific method
- applications: Popper, Maguire, Zimbardo, Haslam and Reicher
- explanations: identifying and applying the key characteristics of science
You can view these, other free films and previews of all our sociology and psychology films on our on-demand site.
The publisher’s pages of this popular American textbook has a range of free resources to support the text, although some could have wider application for users of alternative texts.
While some of the resources are the usual bog-standard quizzes, flashcards and worksheets there are some more-interesting things – animations and tutorials in particular if you dig around the site a bit.
Short article on “Using Video to Engage Users in e-Learning Programs“