Knowledge Clips


With the help of your own digital devices (smartphone, laptop, etc.), make a six-minute-long knowledge clip about precisely one well-defined topic, concept or principle. This video should be as concise and clear as possible and deal with a subject you deem important and relevant. This video can be posted on the conference website or on YouTube so that it can be publicly streamed.

It is required that:

  1. Instead of avoiding or minimizing noise/interference, your ‘knowledge clip’ should explicitly seek out noise/interference
  2. This clip should avoid addressing the student-viewer in any direct way or personal manner
  3. Making full use of the specific features of videos, you should avoid that the video straightforwardly leads to a thoroughly processing of the offered content


The backdrop against which we propose the following protocol is the difficulty not to respond to the request by many universities today to create digital educational resources on demand, and more specifically to create online learning materials that are fully catered to individual students’ needs and learning trajectories. In our own university, to be more specific, lecturers are expected to provide short video fragments (literally translated: ‘knowledge clips’) to students, as this is believed to be a powerful and up-to-date learning resource.

According to the website of KU Leuven such a ‘knowledge clip’ is a concise video (brief and to the point; a maximum of six minutes in total), recorded by a lecturer, ‘in which she explains in a concise way one particular topic, one concept or basic principle’. The benefits of this learning resource (compared to traditional lectures) is, so the website tells, that there is ‘no noise/interference by e.g. fellow students asking questions’. In this video the lecturer addresses the student directly. Hence, the student will feel that she is being addressed in a more personal manner. Lastly, ‘knowledge clips’ should make full use of the specific qualities of the medium, i.e., visual images, so that students will process the offered content thoroughly. See:

Protocol Working Group

Joris Vlieghe, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theory of Education, Laboratory for Education and Society, KU Leuven, Belgium

Nancy Vansieleghem, Head of the Teacher Training Programme in Audio-visual and Fine Arts and of the research group Art, Practices and Education, LUCA School of Arts, Belgium

Submitted Knowledge Clips

Danny Lazcano

Samantha McRae

Lus Maria Rodriguez

Morganne Shelley

Abigail Starkey

Rylee Tinnel

Cat Ward

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UNT Group 5

Ileyna Witenstein