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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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  • 1. Top tips for making great screencast videos
  • 2. BYOD? Feel free to follow along
  • 3. What is a screen cast video?
  • 4. Blended courses Flipped classroom
  • 5. Blended courses Flipped classroom
  • 6. I’m no expert…..
  • 7. Things to bear in mind…
  • 8. They require very little technical expertise…
  • 9. It’s still a form of teaching…
  • 10. You need to engage your learners…
  • 11. A short example….
  • 12. What in this video helps to engage interest? http://elttraining.mdl2.com/mod/page/view.php?id=235
  • 13. Six Steps and some top tips..
  • 14. Step 1 Choosing a programme
  • 15. • Free • Easy to use • Limited ability to edit
  • 16. • Easy to use • Can be edited • Can be made private • Not free – Education package £131
  • 17. Step 2 Audio
  • 18. Top Tip Get a good mike
  • 19. Close the door
  • 20. Turn off the phone
  • 21. To script…. Or not…… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMV_Rga6Edg
  • 22. Step 3 Visuals
  • 23. To appear… or not?
  • 24. A good PowerPoint … ..is a good place to start
  • 25. Use great pictures Top Tip
  • 26. Use great pictures Top Tip
  • 27. Use great pictures Top Tip
  • 28. ClipArt with a caveat…
  • 29. Combining pictures and text
  • 30. Now just add text
  • 31. Here? Or here?
  • 32. Text can act as a visual, too.
  • 33. Think about font
  • 34. And colourAnd colourAnd
  • 35. Backgroun d
  • 36. Backgroun d
  • 37. Backgroun d
  • 38. Backgroun d
  • 39. Backgroun d
  • 40. Step 4 Text
  • 41. Top Tip Minimise text
  • 42. 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’
  • 43. Two Top Tips Avoid PowerPoint ‘Design’ like the plague
  • 44. Limit the …on each slide
  • 45. ..and have more slides!
  • 46. This talk.. 45 minutes 82 slides… Average words/slide.. 4
  • 47. Step 5 Movement
  • 48. Top Tip Keep it moving
  • 49. Static images are dull
  • 50. ..but
  • 51. Everything in moderation
  • 52. Step 6
  • 53. Quick Quiz Can you remember: 6 steps? 7 top tips?
  • 54. G c !
  • 55. Any questions? Find these slides on SlideShare.net (search JGakonga)
  • 56. Thank you! jo.gakonga@elt-training.com