Open Educational Practices/Multimedia

This lesson introduces creating and editing open educational resources using multimedia.

Objectives and Skills


Objectives and skills for this lesson include:

  • Develop open multimedia
  • Work in teams


  1. What is Open Pedagogy?


  1. YouTube: Blogs vs. Wikis (student open pedagogy project)
  2. Building on the Past (Justin Cone won the CC Moving Images Contest with this clip, created to demonstrate how CC works)
  3. Creating a multimedia presentation using Screencast-O-Matic: YouTube: Screencast-O-Matic Tutorial


  1. Edit and create open content.
    • Access the Piazza web service at Piazza: Open Educational Practices to join the course discussion forums and review existing posts.
    • Use Piazza discussion groups to form teams with others from your area or discipline or from your institution(s). Note that smaller teams are typically more effective. Team sizes of three to four are recommended.
    • Form teams to develop a three-to-five-minute multimedia presentation teaching viewers about either an aspect of this course, an institutional initiative, or a concept relevant to a course you teach.
    • Record the presentation. Take turns editing the presentation until everyone is (reasonably) satisfied with the results.
  2. Seek feedback on open content.
    • Access the Piazza web service to join the course discussion forums. Share the created content with the designated audience and seek feedback on your efforts. This may be within your own institution or with others in your discipline discussion group. Create a new post or respond to existing posts to address one or more of the following questions:
      • What subject did your team choose to create a presentation about, and why?
      • What difficulties did you encounter in collaborating with others on creating a multimedia presentation?
      • How did team members communicate with each other during the effort? What roles did each person adopt?
      • What concerns do you have in using multimedia presentations for student assignments? How might these concerns be addressed?
  3. Edit this page.
    • Review Wikiversity:Be bold. Wikis only work if people are bold.
    • Review your notes of new concepts or key terms from this lesson and compare them to the Lesson Summary and Key Terms listed below.
    • Be bold by improving this course wiki page using the Edit tab. For the Lesson Summary and Key Terms, include references for any content you add. If the Lesson Summary and Key Terms sections seem complete to you, review the Readings and Multimedia links for opportunities for improvement. But note, improving a wiki does not always mean adding to the wiki. Consider how much content you, yourself, are willing to view. Add, edit, update, delete, replace with links to better resources, etc. Your guide should always be to leave the wiki better than you found it.
  4. Reflect on open educational practices.
    • Reflect on what you learned in this introduction to creating and editing open educational resources using multimedia. What surprised you? What have you learned so far that you can apply to your own learning environment(s)? Post your reflection in the Piazza discussion forum, sharing it with either the entire class or one or more of the available discussion groups.
    • Review other reflection posts and respond to at least two that interest you. Post any questions you have that you would like others to address.

Lesson Summary


Additional items will be contributed by course participants

  • Designing multimedia will need to be presentable and be able to attract the attention of the audience. Three C’s in making a good multimedia presentation are:
  (1) keeping it Clean
  (2) being Consistent 
  (3) bring Character to the presentations.[1]
  • Multimedia presentation uses graphics, sound clip, video clips, and text to deliver a message to the audience.[2]
  • In a flipped classroom model, multimedia can be used in place of traditional activities like lectures. [3]
  • Course assignments should not be "disposable" (Wiley, 2013), rather, they should add value to the learning experience and/or the world.
  • Effective instructional media can assist with cognitive load, increase student engagement and contribute to active learning. [4]

Key Terms


Additional items will be contributed by course participants

interactive media
Interactive media is a method of communication in which the output from the media comes from the input of the users.[5]
Multimedia is content that uses a combination of different content forms such as text, audio, images, animations, video and interactive content.[6]
open pedagogy
Open pedagogy is that set of teaching and learning practices only possible in the context of the free access and 4R (reuse, revise, remix, redistribute) permissions characteristic of open educational resources [7]

See Also