David Read

      thanks @spottypoppy @thomasleach @david-l @suerobbins @berniek for your comments (and thanks for making the videos as well, as @suerobbins notes, it can be quite a stressful experience!).

      Lots of excellent points about video, personalisation and exposure to real lectures and a variety of accents, helping to break up large text sections in an online course or added a bit of dynamism. As Sue noted as well, you can also get students using video to post comments etc, though you will come up against a natural reluctance at times. I think if the teacher is willing to do it and lead by example, students will often follow.