Noting the shifts in pedagogical styles that have been needed in times of social distancing, we have been discussing some of the current problems in the teaching community with HCI professionals across the globe, as well as different available solutions. Back in April we organised HCIvideoW, a virtual workshop on video for education, and have been conducting drop-in post-workshop sessions twice a month with a thriving community of 40+ participants.

While the community finds it useful, we will continue following up through regular drop-in sessions. The discussions have included specific aspects of video in HCI education as well as generally how to adapt to remote HCI education. In our discussions we also consider longer-term repercussions to this change that the lockdown has brought upon HE institutions and our delivery as well as adapting to institution-wide and accreditor requirements.

We invite you, whether or not you took part in the virtual workshop, to join us in these ongoing sessions, to share expertise, experience and questions about video for HCI education and related issues.

Call for participation to HCIvideoW 

We ask the community to contribute to a discussion on these challenges:

  • Adapting lecturing materials to online settings
  • Use of video for delivery and assessment
  • Long-term challenges post-lockdown, e.g. timetabling repercussions
  • Overcoming infrastructure limitations
  • Domain-specific pedagogical challenges, e.g. evaluation of lo-fi prototyping.


This workshop was delivered online over two sessions, with community participation in the form of round-table introductions (on the 16th April), context-setting (of our institutions, courses, students, infrastructure) and a moderated discussion of the problems and brainstorm of solutions which will be followed up in the second session (on the 23rd April).

Expected outcomes

The discussions are being captured into a collaboratively created document with practical tips and strategies (what works, what does not) applicable in the short term, as well as the identification of long-term research questions for the HCI community. 


  • Alan Dix (Zoom Host)
    Computational Foundry, Swansea University, UK
  • Adriana Wilde
    Web and Internet Science research group, University of Southampton, UK
  • Anna Vasilchenko
    Open Lab, Newcastle University, UK
  • Chris Evans
    UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC), University College London, UK


As per the original workshop, if you would like to attend the follow-up sessions, please mail one of the organisers and filling the registration form and we’ll add you to the JISCmail mailing list where we will send joining information.