Chapter 4 of 5

  1. Make an introduction video before the term begins!
This video was created for my MUSI 1120 class in the summer of 2019 as a way for me to connect with my students, explain my expectation, show them the text book, and make them feel welcome.

2. Record your class lecture

Using either my laptop camera or my OSMO Pocket, I will record my class lectures for absent students or those who need to go through the class materials again outside of class time. I upload the videos to my YouTube channel and then add them to Moodle as a web link.

3. Create a reflective video at the end of a course/assignment or create a mini-documentary with your students

This video was created back in 2012 with a group of students in a video camp that I hosted through my production company Cobb House Studio. The students reflect upon their learning throughout the two-week camp, commenting of topics explored in the film, collaborating together and being creative.

4. Create a fictional or narrative video in your classroom as an inquiry project

In the spring of 2019 I was the guest artist in Dr. Joclelyn Lymburner’s PSYC 3350 class at KPU. Students created videos exploring mental illness and stigma. A full blog post for this project is available here:

5. Create a vlog post or a video for a blog post

This is one of the many videos I’ve created for the KPU Teaching and Learning Commons blog site.

6. Create a multimodal video essay to explore a concept or engage in an inquiry project

This video essay was created as a reflective inquiry within one of my PhD courses at Simon Fraser University in the Arts Education program. For more information on Gordon’s PhD thesis please visit his website portfolio at

7. Create a music video to explore/inquire into a topic with your students

This political music video was created with a high school theatre class in 2019 – sponsored by The Vancouver Biennale. Students researched topics relating to global human rights violations including women’s rights and LGBTQ rights. Student’s written work was formed into song lyrics, and the music video was captured within two 1 hour classes and edited together by Dr. Gordon Cobb. The result is a powerful message from this incredible group of teenagers.

Please continue to Chapter 5: “Next Level Smartphone Pedagogy”

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