Video and learning: A systematic review (2007-2017)

Oleksandra Poquet, Lisa Lim, Negin Mirriahi, Shane Dawson

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Video materials have become an integral part of university learning and teaching practice. While empirical research concerning the use of videos for educational purposes has increased, the literature lacks an overview of the specific effects of videos on diverse learning outcomes. To address such a gap, this paper presents preliminary results of a large-scale systematic review of peer-reviewed empirical studies published from 2007-2017. The study synthesizes the trends observed through the analysis of 178 papers selected from the screening of 2531 abstracts. The findings summarize the effects of manipulating video presentation, content and tasks on learning outcomes, such as recall, transfer, academic achievement, among others. The study points out the gap between large-scale analysis of fine-grained data on video interaction and experimental findings reliant on established psychological instruments. Narrowing this gap is suggested as the future direction for the research on video-based learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge
Subtitle of host publicationTowards User-Centred Learning Analytics, LAK 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364003
StatePublished - 7 Mar 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2018 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 5 Mar 20189 Mar 2018

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference8th International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK 2018


  • Systematic review
  • Video-based learning


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