Use of Video in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies Programs


  • Salvatore Alaimo Grand Valley State University
  • Shinyoung Park Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington



video, education, nonprofit studies pedagogy, nonprofit studies curriculum, visual


The effectiveness of using video content for teaching and learning has mixed reviews, but some potential positive outcomes include students improving their creativity, experiencing higher levels of interaction, increasing self-efficacy, and engaging in meaningful reflection. This exploratory study examined how higher education instructors in philanthropic and nonprofit studies programs in the United States use video in their courses. The purpose of this study was to discover what role video has in student learning outcomes, how instructors incorporate visual literacy into their use of video, and the overall effect video content has on student learning experience. This study reveals that although many philanthropic and nonprofit studies instructors are using video effectively to contribute positively to student learning outcomes, their lack of knowledge and training in visual literacy remains a concern.Subscribe to JNEL

Author Biographies

Salvatore Alaimo, Grand Valley State University

Associate Professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

Shinyoung Park, Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington

Senior Crime Project Coordinator