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There are several factors that affect student engagement in online instructional videos.

  1. Shorter videos are more engaging (4-6 minutes)
  2. Video engagement is important - seek speak to your students in you presentationShorter videos are more engaging (4-6 minutes)your presentation
  3. Use your voice to bring excitement, interest, and understanding of the content
  4. Be concise - use a script to guide your presentation - reduces cognitive load for learning
  5. Show yourself periodically in the video speaking to your students (supports engagement)
  6. Utilize screen capture or writing content (facilitating the learning)
  7. Recorded classroom lectures (30 mins - 1 hour) will need to be chunked (broken up) for clarity and engagement
  8. Don't use video to lecture to your student; utilize tutorials or case studies to engage them on the content