Andy Rundquist recently tweeted about video abstracts that are now being published by the Institute of Physics on their blog. Now every author that submits a paper to the IOP for publication in one of its journals must also submit a video abstract. Here’s an example:
This gets me thinking about a number of great ideas for my classroom.
- Could this be a way for my students to access some of the latest discoveries in physics? What if we had a sort of journal club where students went out, found and watched these videos and then reported back on their findings to the class?
- Could this be a way to create short, thoughtful lab reports that really get students to synthesize their lab work?