Microlectures are a very promising, relatively new educational format. In a microlecture a single, well-defined topic is explained by an expert, giving students a chance to learn at their own pace. Condensing information to a microlecture can be a challenge, but the outcome is worth it. The University of Twente offers a number of video formats as standard do-it-yourself packages. You could already book the DIY-studio yourself to get started.

To guide you through all these facilities, a renewed course "Microlectures and where to find them" is available for you. This blended course will help you through the process of producing your own microlecture: from designing your education to filming your own video, while exploring the facilities along the way.  

Want to start today? Check the Canvas course "Microlectures and where to find them" to guide you along the way.
Canvas course

Microlectures and where to find them

The microlecture might seem overwhelming and only for professional video-producers, but the opposite is true. By using the available facilities anyone can produce a video, without any complicated training. If you would like a guided tour through this innovative endeavour, this course is for you.

This blended course will not just help you make your own video, but also show you what facilities are available and which to use for what use-case.

Microlectures and where to find them

This course will teach you the principles and basics of microlecturing. Underneath you'll find a timeline of the course. The prime time kick-off meeting is open for anyone.

  • Prime time!
    • Kick-off session

      This open session everyone's welcome to check in on a global overview of the use of microlectures, and what the course will offer you in this aspect.

  • Preparation
    • Preparing graphics

      With a video format, there's many things you can do.

      - Demonstrate physical experiments
      - Write out any equations on a (light)board
      - Record your own screen
      - PowerPoint graphics

  • Producing
    • Exploring the facilities
    • Verbal and non-verbal language

      How do you stand in front of a camera? Or even if you're off-screen but still doing a voice-over: it's wise to know what works and what doesn't.

  • Placement
    • Making interactive videos

      Any video you make can be made interactive using H5p. In this course you'll be shown how to use this tool.

  • Premiere
    • Feedback

      We'll organise a premiere session where you'll be able to watch each others productions and provide feedback.

Want to follow this course?
Check out the coursefinder!