Child, Youth, and Family Studies, Department of



Dipti A. Dev

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Dev, D.A., Blitch, K.A, Hatton-Bowers, H., Ramsay, S.A., & Garcia A.S. (2018). How to create videos for Extension education: An innovative five-step procedure. Journal of Extension. 56 (2).


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Although the benefits of using video as a learning tool in Extension programs are well known, less is understood about effective methods for creating videos. We present a five-step procedure for developing educational videos that focus on evidence-based practices, and we provide practical examples from our use of the five steps in creating a video series for an Extension program. Through the effective development of videos, Extension professionals can organize and present information in a meaningful way.

Using video media can be a successful way to demonstrate best practices, but there has been limited guidance for how to develop such media. The five-step procedure described in this article can be adapted in a variety of Extension areas to develop educational videos that effectively illustrate evidence-based practices.