Skip to content

Learn From Mike Wesch How to Create Better Videos for Students

Videos and more!

Learn From Mike Wesch How to Create Better Videos for Students

Dr. Michael Wesch, (@mwesch) a professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas State University, is one of the best videography using teachers I know and have personally met. Mike has been publishing a series of fantastic videos on his YouTube channel in a series he’s titled, “Teaching Without Walls,” which I highly commend. Two of the videos I watched this past week included “The Mixtape: Deep Teaching Online beyond Zoom” (8 min, 45 sec) and “Make Super Simple Videos for Teaching Online: 5 Tips & 5 Reasons to Get On Camera” (11 min, 45 sec). Mike is a phenomenally gifted teacher as well as videographer, and ANYONE regardless of prior experiences with video creation can learn multiple, practical tips from him in both these tutorials.

One of the most important things Mike emphasizes in his videos is to BE YOURSELF, to PERSONALIZE the interactive learning you provide to your students via video, and to also INVITE YOUR STUDENTS to create and share videos to build both relationships and classroom community. Whether you are teaching “littles” in primary or elementary school, university students, or students of any age in between, these video techniques are valuable and relevant.

I’ve been blessed to be able to learn “in person” from Mike at several conferences in the past, but I’ve learned just as much or even more from the videos he’s shared online over the years. I’ve blogged about many of these learning takeaways, and videos or podcasts of the presentations Mike has shared that I’ve learned from are still online:

  1. Michael Wesch on Seymour Papert and Constructionism (Aug 2014)
  2. Moving Students From Knowledgeable to Knowledge-ABLE: Michael Wesch at TEDxKC (Aug 2014)
  3. Michael Wesch on Creating Learners which Question and Live in a World of Constant Wonder (Feb 2013)
  4. Podcast384: Michael Wesch at Heartland eLearning 2011 (Oct 2011)
  5. Michael Wesch Keynote at 2011 Heartland eLearning Conference (March 2011)”


Posted on: May 21, 2020, 6:44 am Category: Uncategorized