2016 Introduction to EdTech: Video-Making

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Course description and aims

This is a project based blended learning course where students study online (edX) course materials relating to educational video planning, production and editing individually then complete group work on an educational topic. Up to 15 students may enroll and define an educational video project they wish to undertake in consultation with the instructor. Besides the first and second classroom lectures, learning will be derived from studying online materials, attending video making workshop, individual/group work directly related to video creation and editing using Adobe Premier software. This course will be supported by Tokyo Tech Online Educational Development Office (OEDO) and periodically may make use of its facilities. A high level of English communication ability is required for this class equivalent to 800 points or higher on the TOEIC exam. The course grade evaluation will be based upon assessment of a 3 min video at the end of the term, PowerPoint oral presentation on it and group work contribution/peer assessment.

Student learning outcomes

online learning including delivery of course content (merit/demerit), learning management systems (open edX, Canvas), cross-disciplinary communication, project management, educational video pre-production/production/post-production, use of Adobe Premier video editing software, videography


Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Small Private Online Course (SPOC), video creation, Adobe Premier, e-learning, edX, blended learning, project based learning

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

lecture, online learning materials are studied individually, video-making workshop, group work and final project

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to online learning, edX, course syllabus, course questionnaire, assessment, groupwork, student introductions and motivation edX online learning materials, class flow
Class 2 learning management system (LMS), open edX, MOOC, SPOC, MOOC providers (edX), video pre-production (script and story board), course content creation video pre-production, course content creation
Class 3 video production video production
Class 4 video production workshop video production workshop
Class 5 video post-production (editing and review), graphics, animation video production, graphics, animation
Class 6 video post-production workshop including editing video editing
Class 7 group video and final oral presentation video and oral presentation



Reference books, course materials, etc.

edX online MOOCs https://www.edx.org/ (BlendedX, VideoX, StudioX, DemoX)

Assessment criteria and methods

attendance 20%, participation 20%, Homework 20%, final oral and video project 40%

Related courses

  • LAW.X402 : Introduction to EdTech: Online Courses

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Advanced English ability required, familiar with online learning (MOOCs, SPOC), video shooting and video editing software helpful, ability to work in a group to create an educational video. Fill out course survey prior to attend the first class.


Course will use online learning material to learn about video creation. Course enrolment is limited to 15 students max due to group work component. If more than 15 students enrol applicants will be chosen on ability to preform in the course, English ability, and motivation to take attend the course. The class is supported by the Tokyo Tech Online Education Development Office.

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