Breakout Session IV

Breakout Session IV
Thursday 440-540

Ped Tech 3: “Objectifying” Course Videos as a way to increase Familiarity, Understanding and Retention.

Online courses, by definition, may seem impersonal.  Weekly objective videos, when done correctly, will not only increase the level of personalization in an online course, but will also help to introduce concepts and align material to course level and weekly learning objectives in a way that is effective for students with various learning styles.  This presentation will provide both pedagogical and technical information that will help faculty members produce their own effective weekly objective videos.

Justin Smith
Berkeley College

Jarrod Cecere
Berkeley College

Justin Smith is the Senior Instructional Technologist for Berkeley College Online. He uses his 20 years of visual and technical experience to help faculty create professionally engaging videos and multimedia for online courses. Justin was part of a team of artists that won a Bronze Horizon award in 2010 for his work on the Combat Lifesavers online distance course while working for Computer Sciences Corporation as a contractor for the National Guard. He has completed a B.A. in Communications from the University of Iowa, a diploma in Graphic Design and Animation from Chubb Institute as well as certificates from NYU and Franklin Community Education. Justin is currently working on an M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from Walden University.

Jarrod Cecere is an Instructional Designer with the Online Faculty Support Team at Berkeley College, where he works with faculty members from the School of Liberal Arts in developing pedagogy and content for online courses. Before becoming an Instructional Designer, Jarrod designed and instructed both on-site and online classes in various areas of Psychology for more than 10 years; before that, he spent 7 years working for a small research organization, where he managed studies that examined treatment outcomes for substance abuse and mental health programs.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Experimental Social Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University.