Lightboard videos are a way to both do boardwork and be talking directly to your audience at the same time. These types of videos can be a very visually interesting way to explain a concept using writing, drawing, and symbols while still being able to see the instructor. These videos can be time consuming so should be used sparingly.
Lecture with Slides – Screencasting
These videos use the method of pairing slides and lecture to explain a topic. They involve planning the lecture script and creating visually interesting slides that communicate information effectively. In addition to static slides and voiceover, it is possible to include digital ink to make the video more dynamic.
Direct Address videos, typically called talking head videos, involve a person talking on camera. They can include graphics and animations and cut to slides or images to break up the action or visually illustrate a point. These videos take longer to produce and are best used if you want a more intimate, physical presence of the person talking. They can be especially useful for introductions and showing physical locations related to the topic you are discussing.
Clinical Skills – Procedural
Clinical Skills videos can be especially helpful if you wish to show procedural step-by-step instructions. These types of videos can make topics come alive in ways that just talking about them or showing images cannot. Text and graphics add additional explanation of important topics discussed and provide an overall instructional framework. The location should also be illustrative and relevant to your points. You want to make sure that there are not too many distractions or loud noises that would interfere with the recording.
Orientation videos are short informational segments about expectations and technology within a course. These videos are a great way to explain how a particular course works. It is also a great way to introduce students to new technologies and/or tools that will be used within the course.
Interviews involve one or more people answering questions on camera. This could be used with the “person on the street” format. These can be useful for bringing in outside perspectives or expert voices into the learning environment. They involve planning, preparation and good questions to make sure that the interviewee addresses the topic sufficiently.
This type of video can mix various video styles mentioned above as well as voiceover and still images to tell a story about a particular topic or idea. This method allows for significant creativity and can treat the subject in an engaging, in-depth way. These videos can take a significant amount of time to plan, develop, edit, and produce.
Drawing a Concept or Diagram
These types of videos involve visually sketching out a concept using images, symbols, shapes, and text. They are useful for breaking down complex ideas, explaining them piece by piece, and visually illustrating a point. These videos are fairly quick to create but involve planning and practice ahead of time.
Using screen capture technology it is easy to demonstrate things like math problems, equations, or the use of software. These types of videos can be especially useful to give examples of working through problems or explaining how to properly use a computer application. For physical or laboratory experiments it is also possible to use cameras to demonstrate a process or event.
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