The third volume of the journal Engaging Students has recently been published. It contains my essay "Flipping the Flip: Responsive Video in the Music Classroom," in which I advocate for and demonstrate some ways of using online video to supplement instructional time.
My colleagues at the Derek Bok Center and I have been developing this model for the past year, as a way of quickly producing educational video. (I've featured this in past posts here, here, and here). It's part of an ongoing project we're engaged in, of carefully thinking through the costs and affordances of video instruction. It seems clear that MOOCs and online courses are starting to get past the "video for video's sake" phase, and that the time is right for a re-imagining of how video fits into both online instruction, and on-campus teaching, as a way of conveying information and connecting with students asynchronously. This essay is one early step in that process.