The following are tips you can use to create educationally focused video.
Why use video?
Pedagogical Benefits of Video
When NOT to use video
- Do not use video if you are simply fiiling a talking head unless it is a very short personal message to students.
- Do not use video if you are recording long lectures. Short video in focused chunks is more effective.
- Do not use video if you do not provide a transcript, captions, or an equally accessible alternate version of the content.
- Do not use video if the sound quality of your recording is poor.
Keeping Learners Engaged
How to use a three act structure to make rockin’ elearning videos
Positioning the microphone is difficult when using a mobile as it is fixed to the camera. If possible use a separate microphone. One cheap option is to use the microphone built into headphones. Here is a useful video that show a way to record sound using a mobile phone.
Making sure your video looks good is also important. Here are some links to advice on achieving a good recording.
You can create video in PowerPoint and then upload to Mediasite.
- Create a video using PowerPoint
- Export HD video from PowerPoint
- Cool Zoom Animation Effect: PowerPoint Animation Tutorial
- How to Make 3D Pop-out Photos in PowerPoint – Design Animation Tutorial
Other tools for Video to try. These can be uploaded to Mediasite.
- Animoto – create online videos
- Moovly – create an animated presentation
- iMovie – (Apple devices ONLY) create movies from your video
- Officemix – a free add-in for PowerPoint allowing creation of interactivity in videos
- TES – Create digital lessons in 5 minute
- Powtoon animated videos and presentations
- PicturesToExe slideshows and AV