Online courses

Online courses

VILA offers guidance and support to researchers at Aalborg University, but we also provide a variety of online courses to help encourage and support researchers in their data collection and analysis.

In particular, we develop online courses and video tutorials to demonstrate how to use the latest data capturing- and analysis tools available at VILA. Below you will see a list of the courses available, free to use for researchers at Aalborg University.

Collecting audiovisual data

This course helps you learn more about how to work with both audio- and video data, based on the idea of collecting the best data possible. 

Find the course here: Collecting Audiovisual Data.

Editing video

In this course you can learn how to use Adobe Premiere for editing your video footage. This includes how to cut and trim, synchronisation, audio, anonymization, subtitles, exportation, and much more.

Access the course here: Editing Video.

Transcription software

For transcribing your audio, we have several courses available: basic transcription, ELAN and Transana. Depending on what you need, each course can provide you with different tools:

The couse on basic transcription elaborates what transcribing means, what you can use it for and why it is relevant – find the course here: Basic Transcription.

ELAN (Eudico Linguistic Annotator) enables you to create annotations and transcriptions of your data, and thereby helps you analyse different types of media. Click here to access the course: ELAN.

Transana is a transcribing program which enables you to transcribe and code your data. Using shortcuts like CTRL+A, you can play the video, making the process easier and less timeconsuming. Access the course here: Transana. 

360° camera: use and data

The aim of the course on 360 video data is to provide you with knowledge about how to utilize some of the latest methods of capturing video. A specific focus will be given to 360° cameras, as we believe that they present new, interesting possibilities in regards to qualitative video data collection that you should be aware of when planning your qualitative study using video cameras.

The course uses an article by professor Paul McIlvenny as an introduction to using big video data: 

McIlvenny, P. (2018). Inhabiting spatial video and audio data: Towards a scenographic turn in the analysis of social interaction. Social interaction. Video-based studies of human sociality, 2(1). The article is accessible here


To access the online course, click here: Big Video: 360⁰ camera