COURSE TITLE: Scriptwriting for Effective Instructional Video

UNITS: 3 units

PREREQUISITES: Junior Standing (72 units)


Course Goal

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Gain a robust understanding of the teaching/learning roles that video is potentially good at achieving, due to its distinctive presentational attributes.
  • Have a thorough grasp of the design principles that are essential to achieve the potential of the pedagogic roles
  • Fortify their understanding through designing and evaluating a video screenplay


Course Outline

1) Potent Pedagogic Roles for Video

  • Single pedagogic roles
  • Multiple pedagogic roles

2) Pedagogic Video Design Principles

  • The 8 categories of the design framework
  • Legibility and audibility
  • More fundamental design principles
  • Design principles in a video about problem solving
  • Video design principles for language learning
  • Segmented, self-assessed video-print hybrids

3) Screenwriting and screenplay

  • Using Proforma for video design in composing screenplay
  • Peer evaluation