The use of video has become commonplace in education today. Educators are engaging students with video communication technology more frequently than ever before, given COVID-19. However, questions remain on how instructors use video as a communication and teaching tool in online and blended courses. The purpose of this literature review was to synthesize research on the use of video as a teaching tool in online and blended courses. A systematic approach was used to identify 64 peer-reviewed studies published from 2010 to 2020. A qualitative synthesis of the studies resulted in four themes: delivering video lectures, fostering discussions with video, using video assessments and feedback, and creating video check-ins. Each theme and related research are discussed in the article. Gaps in the literature are identified and recommendations are made for future research.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Group, in Distance Education on August 2021, available online at doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2021.1954882
Belt, Eric S. and Lowenthal, Patrick R.. (2021). "Video Use in Online and Blended Courses: A Qualitative Synthesis". Distance Education, 42(3), 410-440. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2021.1954882
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