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Top tips for making screencast videos

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Screen cast videos can be used for all types of on-line learning. Here are some tips and ideas on how to make them engaging. For a free, voiced over presentation of this, please visit ...

Screen cast videos can be used for all types of on-line learning. Here are some tips and ideas on how to make them engaging. For a free, voiced over presentation of this, please visit elt-training.com

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    Top tips for making screencast videos Top tips for making screencast videos Presentation Transcript

    • Top tips for making great screencast videos
    • BYOD? Feel free to follow along
    • What is a screen cast video?
    • Blended courses Flipped classroom
    • Blended courses Flipped classroom
    • I’m no expert…..
    • Things to bear in mind…
    • They require very little technical expertise…
    • It’s still a form of teaching…
    • You need to engage your learners…
    • A short example….
    • What in this video helps to engage interest? http://elttraining.mdl2.com/mod/page/view.php?id=235
    • Six Steps and some top tips..
    • Step 1 Choosing a programme
    • • Free • Easy to use • Limited ability to edit
    • • Easy to use • Can be edited • Can be made private • Not free – Education package £131
    • Step 2 Audio
    • Top Tip Get a good mike
    • Close the door
    • Turn off the phone
    • To script…. Or not…… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMV_Rga6Edg
    • Step 3 Visuals
    • To appear… or not?
    • A good PowerPoint … ..is a good place to start
    • Use great pictures Top Tip
    • Use great pictures Top Tip
    • Use great pictures Top Tip
    • ClipArt with a caveat…
    • Combining pictures and text
    • Now just add text
    • Here? Or here?
    • Text can act as a visual, too.
    • Think about font
    • And colourAnd colourAnd
    • Backgroun d
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    • Step 4 Text
    • Top Tip Minimise text
    • I think it would be true to say that we have all been to talks where the presenter has a large amount of text on their slides, often in quite a small font and they have chosen a really funky design to put around each slide. There are often nice bullet points, too, and they read everything that’s there, despite the fact that: • You can read them for yourself on any normal day • You forgot to bring your glasses today, so you can’t see anything anyway • You thought that you had come to a ‘talk’ not a ‘read’
    • Two Top Tips Avoid PowerPoint ‘Design’ like the plague
    • Limit the …on each slide
    • ..and have more slides!
    • This talk.. 45 minutes 82 slides… Average words/slide.. 4
    • Step 5 Movement
    • Top Tip Keep it moving
    • Static images are dull
    • ..but
    • Everything in moderation
    • Step 6
    • Quick Quiz Can you remember: 6 steps? 7 top tips?
    • G c !
    • Any questions? Find these slides on SlideShare.net (search JGakonga)
    • Thank you! jo.gakonga@elt-training.com