Year: 2021

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Summary and references

Summary and references  Making an effective video for learning does not need to be complicated. In fact, reducing complexity is best, and this is a recurring theme throughout the series; ‘keeping it simple’ follows the cognitive load principle, helping to make your educational video as accessible as possible, while also helping students to better assimilate or…Continue Reading Summary and references

5: Editing video for education

Introduction   In this section we will cover basic editing principles, while trying not to focus too heavily on any specific program, focusing instead on the similarities between various platforms and core principles when editing. We will also keep central how you can use the editing process as another opportunity to maximise the effectiveness of your educational video content. We have all fallen prey to some of the techniques that video makers use to keep us engaged in…Continue Reading 5: Editing video for education

2: Engagement and delivery style

Engagement and Delivery Style    Engagement is how you capture your audience’s attention and create a sense of participation. If you can design your video with chapters and a playlist, then your students can actively engage with the learning material, with interactions such as pausing, forwarding, and rewinding. For example, ‘pause’ the video for a quiz or set a learning task. This may require rewinding to review sections of…Continue Reading 2: Engagement and delivery style

1: Planning

Introduction Before you start recording you will need to plan and organise everything that will be needed for your video. Professional videographers call this planning ‘pre-production’. A typical approach to pre-production planning is to lay out all the elements of your video into a visual structure so that you can work out how the various ‘pieces’ fit. This is the storyboarding process and will often be aided with a video script. A large part of the process will be concentrated on sequencing supporting…Continue Reading 1: Planning

1: Getting Started

Determine your Topic To get started you need to determine the topic that you are going to be working with during this series. You may already have a topic in mind, or you can choose one of the following options: Choose a topic that may be difficult to teach and use this guide to create…Continue Reading 1: Getting Started

2: Style and Consistency

Summary Choosing a style for your content that reflects your topic and is suitable for your audience. Utilising a consistent visual style in order to create a familiar and user-friendly experience. Style Developing the style of your content and learning resources should be considered in the planning stages. By style, we mean your choice of…Continue Reading 2: Style and Consistency