Educational science videos are commonly used in undergraduate biology instruction, but what do we know about the student perspective on them? In this paper discussion and live Q&A, Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley and Dr. Brittany Anderton present findings from their open-access paper “Engaging students through online video homework assignments: A case study in a large-enrollment ecology and evolution course.” Undergraduate biology educators will find a wealth of useful information on how to effectively implement science videos in homework assignments, develop assessment questions, and use the content in educational science videos to promote student engagement and learning of the process of science.
Laci Gerhart-Barley is an Assistant Professor of Teaching (LPSOE) in the Department of Evolution and Ecology at UC Davis. She received her PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas, and has taught introductory biology and botany at the University of Hawai’i. At UC Davis, Dr. Gerhart-Barley studies the role of educational… Continue Reading