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Seminar: Inspiration for using videos in your teaching

Join our online seminar on Thursday, 28 October, on the use of videos in teaching and see examples from teaching practices at Aarhus University, where the use of video has played an important part. Pro-Rector Berit Eika bids you welcome, and professor Helle Mathiasen from the University of Copenhagen is our keynote.

Info about event


Thursday 28 October 2021,  at 13:00 - 16:00




Centre for Educational Development
Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto

During the corona shutdown, everyday life changed for most people. Work was done from home, Zoom became one of the most frequently used programs, and alternative teaching solutions became necessary. Educators were plunged into new technological terrain when on-campus teaching was impossible.

Instead, video became a significant part of the teaching, which has resulted in a lot of excellent solutions and experiences. Therefore, the Centre for Educational Development invites you to an online seminar on the use of video in teaching on Thursday, 28 October, from 13:00-16:00. Here you can get inspiration and advice on how to implement video in your teaching.

The seminar will shed light on what the research within the area says about the use of video in teaching and present the experimental and existing practices at Aarhus University. There will be presentations from teaching staff across disciplines and faculties at AU that use video in the classroom in different striking and inspiring ways. 

The programme

  • 13.00-13.10: Welcome/opening remarks
    Berit Eika, Pro-rector
  • 13.10-13.40: Keynote
    Video as a learning resource in university teaching
    Professor Helle Mathiasen, University of Copenhagen
  • 13.40-13.45: Introduction to the presentations 
  • 13.45-14.10 - Part 1: Examples from Aarhus University
    Part-time lecturer Helene Blinkenberg Hastrup, Classical Archaeology
    Postdoc Roos Marina Zaalberg, Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics
  • 14.10-14.20: Brief question session from the audience about the two presentations
  • 14.20-14.30: Break
  • 14.30-14.55 - Part 2: Examples from Aarhus University (continued)
    Associate Professor Hans-Jörg Schulz, Department of Computer Science
    Professor Lars Iversen, Department of Clinical Medicine
  • 14.55-15.05: Break
  • 15.05-15.45: Panel with the speakers and Helle Mathiassen
    Debate, a recap of examples, and questions from the audience
    Final recap
    Helle Mathiasen: What we have heard put into perspective of the introductory keynote
  • 15.45-16.00: Thank you for your participation 


The presentations will be in Danish and English, and you can register for the seminar here: https://events.au.dk/cedvideoseminar2021 (registration deadline: 28 October at 8.00).

Video is much more than just a temporary solution

There are many advantages to using video in your teaching for you and your students. For example, you can reuse video material for several semesters.

Some of the advantages for the students are that it allows them to re-play the videos as needed, turn down the speed, or take breaks to write notes. Videos in the teaching can also make it easier for students to understand assignments and instructions.

Read more at AU Educate about the use of video and audio in teaching.