We need to vary our teaching styles and incorporate a range of delivery methods into our pedagogy. No matter how enigmatic a lecturer, it is difficult to engage a theatre full of students for 50 minutes, purely by talking at them. Some students learn best through listening; some by touching and others need visual stimuli, e.g. Educational video resources.
Educational video resources are a great way to add visual stimuli to our lectures. They should always be used as an extension of the lecture and not as a replacement. When used properly they can help to heighten the educational experience for students and raise the level of engagement and achievement during lectures.
Steps to follow while preparing Educational videos
- Preparation of learning objectives.
- Listing and sequencing of teaching points.
- Method of presentation strategy.
- Decision block.
Parts of Video Production:
- Pre –Production:
- Preparation of story
- Identification of resources and shooting location
- Preparation of detailed shooting script
- Procurement of resources
- Decision block
- Production :
- Video recording
- Audio recording
- Post production (Editing):
- Linear editing
- Non linear editing, Methods: We use Non linear editing.
- FCP- Final Cut Pro
Video requires indoor and out door shooting. We require some elements like camera, light, sound, background music while preparing educational videos with the duration 8-15 minutes. Because according to a survey the level of students’ concentration lasts just for 12 minutes.