Video-Based Learning and Open Online Courses


  • Michail Giannakos Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Konstantinos Chorianopoulos Ionian University
  • Marco Ronchetti University of Trento
  • Peter Szegedi Trans European Research and Education Network Association (TERENA)
  • Stephanie Teasley University of Michigan



MOOCs, Video-based learning, Review of research


In this article, we provide an overview of the emerging research area on Analytics and Video-Based Learning. Although there are many and diverse ways of designing learning videos, there is limited understanding of the efficacy and usefulness of each method. Therefore, we survey the state-of-the-art in the design, development and evaluation of open and video-based courses. The main objective is to highlight the importance and benefits of analytics and to support instructors with the appropriate resources for improving the use of their courses. This can be achieved by combining and analyzing learners' interactions with other available data obtained from learners, as such video analytics open new avenues for research on open and video-based courses. In addition to the guidelines for video-based analytics we have selected five indicative case-studies that provide in-depth analysis..

Author Biography

Michail Giannakos, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Michail N. Giannakos is ERCIM/Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of Computer and Information Science at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)




How to Cite

Giannakos, M., Chorianopoulos, K., Ronchetti, M., Szegedi, P., & Teasley, S. (2014). Video-Based Learning and Open Online Courses. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET), 9(1), pp. 4–7.



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