Help & Learning (will be updated soon) 

Recordings of 2019 webinars on EDIT criteria:

Artistic Quality
by Janne Lansitie, Oulu University of Applied Sciences

(requires flashplayer) 

Technical Merrits
by Christian Kogler, Pädagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich


Presentation PDF file for download: click here 

Educational Value
by Janne Lansitie, Oulu University of Applied Sciences


(requires flashplayer) 


Educational Value

  • The educational value and aim of the video are clearly defined
  • Who is the learner (a viewer or the people who made the video)?
  • Does the video have a clear target group?
  • At what point of the learning process is the video intended to be used?
  • What is the intended learning outcome or learning activity triggered by the video?
  • The pedagogical idea of the video is explained clearly
  • Does the video support the main idea or aim of either teaching or learning activity without distraction?
  • Is the educational aim clearly visible in the video?
  • The length of the video is aligned with the level of complexity of the content dealt with in the video
  • Please do not do this: „This 22 second video will teach children the theories of nuclear physics.“

Artistic quality

  • Storytelling
    • The narrative of the story is able to engage the viewer
    • There is an understandable structure to the story
  • Acting
    • The acting doesn’t distract from the story
  • Supporting arrangements
    • Use of music, visual elements and location support the story and do not distract the viewer 
    • Visual and technical effects do not overwhelm but support storytelling and stylistic choices 

Technical Merrits

  • Image quality
    • The camera work does not distract from the viewing experience
      (e.g. shaking, going out of focus etc.)
    • Proper use of picture sizes to show details and images that are crucial for the story
  • Editing
    • The cuts and the music support the rhythm of the story and don’t distract from the viewing experience
    • Animation and effects support the story and don’t distract from the viewing experience
  • Audio quality
    • Spoken word is clearly understandable
    • Music and effects do not overwhelm spoken word and support the experience
    • Background noises do not disturb the audio
  • Graphics and titles
    • Written word is clearly readable (big enough, staying on screen long enough, not too much words at once)
    • Graphics and titles do not overwhelm other visuals and support the experience 

See the jury guideline document to get a clear picture how the jury will judge your videos according to those definitions 


Free or „cheap“ video editing software:

wevideo: (online editor, media pool with free music, soundeffects, clips, photos included) 

Magix: (Windows only)

iSkysoft: and Windows)

Openshot: platforms, but a bit difficult to work with sometimes) 

Davinci Resolve: for free version for download at the end of the page - Davinci needs a powerful computer!)

And if you get hooked and want to get more professional there’s a cheap education bundle for Apple’s pro apps:

Free music, sound effects, footage video clips: (this used to be a „pay site“, but they have free offers now as well if „free only“ is applied in the filter) (free tracks) (everything can be used, but pay versions for EDIT productions only) (pay and free tracks) (sound effects) (sound effects, music, footage video clips, etc. for free and pay) (free photos and free footage video clips) 

Free photos and video clips (be careful with the use of photos in moving picture): (free photos and free footage video clips) 

Icons for download: (pay and free icons for download - check labelling) 

Quick tutorial how to set a video for a creative commons license on YouTube: 

Interesting Website concerning copyright issues: