Monday, May 25, 2015

Purdue hires actors to deliver online course content - Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

Purdue has seen success with its online courses by hiring actors who can be more engaging to watch than industry professionals. Campus Technology reports that the university cut the standard 20- to 40-minute lecture series by subject-matter experts in favor of 7-minute videos from actors contracted by a studio in Dallas. The shorter videos allow specific modules to be replaced easily to update courses, and, while the actor fees are relatively hefty, in some cases they’re cheaper than experts and their work gets better outcomes, according to the article.

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