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Live webinar 2

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Engaging Students through Online Video Homework Assignments: A case study in a large-enrollment ecology and evolution course

Link to the Video: https://video.ucdavis.edu/id/0_5c55pdu5?width=393&height=700&playerId=24976591

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About this session:

This webinar shares results from a case study on developing video-based homework assignments using videos generated by educational programs such as iBiology and HHMI Biointeractive. Student feedback was gathered for each assignment and qualitative analysis of student comments allowed the instructor to pinpoint what aspects of video content, structure, and connection to class were most engaging for students. The webinar will include opportunities for participants to share their experience with using video content generated by educational companies and strategies for overcoming barriers and addressing concerns to incorporating videos into courses. A focus of the webinar will be discussing ‘best practices’ or ‘things to consider’ as faculty develop video-based assignments for fall quarter courses.

About the presenter:

Laci Gerhart-Barley


Dr. Laci Gerhart-Barley is an Assistant Professor of Teaching (LPSOE) in the Department of Evolution and Ecology. She grew up in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas for both her BS and PhD. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr. Gerhart-Barley was a post-doctoral researcher at Kansas State University, after which she taught at the University of Hawai’i on both the West O’ahu and Mānoa campuses. She joined the UCD faculty in 2017 and her pedagogical research focuses on instructional technology, such as lecture capture and video-based educational tools. She is also a co-Principal Investigator on a Department of Education funded project to develop free textbooks for UC Davis students through the open-source platform LibreTexts.


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July 22
11:00 am - 11:50 am