Today I was excited to be part of the first of five webinars by eCampusOntario’s Open Fellows. It was exciting to see so many people engaged in the chat! They were so engaged I couldn’t keep up. We hope that we have inspired our audience to give audio or video a try in their teaching. We all believe that the use of audio or video helps to meet the needs of learners, makes you seem human and helps to build a connection with students. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just authentic. In fact, some of my most successful videos had quite low production value.

The recording will be made available by eCampusOntario at this link. If you are itching to take a peek at the slides please visit this link or see them below. If you want to chat about audio or video just reach out – we would love to help. You can also see materials from past and future related conferences on this website. Jess, Jeff and I are working on some nice treats to add to the list of resources to help with video – stay tuned!


As homework some attendees are summarizing their thoughts on the session here:

Please add to the flipgrid whether you viewed it synchronously or asynchronously.


During the session, someone commented that they had low views. After the session I re-watched the video below about what students say about getting them to actually watch videos:

The contents of the video echo what we said in the webinar. I would just add that reinforcing and reminding students that videos exist is a good tip.


Laura Killam is an experienced nursing educator from Northern Ontario with a keen interest in improving student learning through innovation. For more information please visit


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