Using Video in PowerPoint Lectures

Videos included in PowerPoint Lectures should directly relate to the lecture topic(s). Videos included with lecture presentations should aim to deepen a student’s understanding of the lecture topics.

    Why add videos to PowerPoint Lectures?
  • Increase student motivation and engagement with lecture content
  • Develop potential for deeper learning of the subject
  • Reach students with a variety of learning styles, especially visual learners
  • Reinforce lecture concepts
  • Provide a common experience for students to discuss
  • Grab students attention and spark curiosity
  • Allows students the ability to review content multiple times
  • Increase instructor presence
    Types of Videos to Add to PowerPoint Lectures:
  • Simulations/demonstrations/real life examples/case studies that further reinforce lecture concepts
  • Conclusion of lecture concepts
  • Deep dive into lecture concepts
  • Demonstration of lecture concepts
  • Demonstration of in-class activities, labs, experiments that coincide with lecture concepts
  • Explanation/demonstration of FAQs or issues
  • Launching point for in-class group discussion
  • “How-to” videos (if applicable to the lecture topics)
  • Virtual field trips (if applicable to the lecture topics)
  • Show experiments that can’t be done in class