How to Make Educational Videos

Before the production of your online courses begins, it is important for you to sort out the content that is going to be published. You as an educator need to make sure that your videos are well organized and perfect for your type of learners. Videos are perhaps the best way to connect to an online audience. You, learners and students, are going to enjoy watching your educational videos to grasp the knowledge they are enrolled in. Educational videos also allow educators to create a blended learning environment where their students can watch and learn at their own pace of time or customized environment.
Let’s take a look at how to create the ideal educational videos –

1. Start with a plan

A learning aim should be included in every educational film. Create a plan that accomplishes what you want your film to do after you know what you want it to do. Although not every movie requires a high level of professional polish, pushing the record button before you’re ready will not be as effective as you’d like. Like any organized professional, start with a draft for your videos.

Consider a quick run-through of what you intend to capture for less formal videos, such as offering feedback on student work, to ensure you know what you want to cover.

2. Know your audience 

Create your plan for the video in a way that you think your audience will be able to understand and will take interest in. Prioritize the information that you think your audience or set of learners will be engaging. Keep in mind that sort of aesthetic that your selective audience would like to watch and learn from.

3. Record it

Record your video. Set up a suitable background space and get all the gear required to shoot your video. You might also need to record a voice-over for some parts of the educational video. You need to set an environment around for the video which would suit the theme of your online course. You need to keep in mind the things that would interest your learners more in your online course. You could also make it fun at some parts for them to understand it without getting bored with continuity. You could also include a little personality in your videos. Keep the language of your video conversational with a little bit of humor.

4. Import necessary edits

Import the necessary edits. Be open to feedback and make the necessary edits to get your final video to be uploaded. Make sure you have a proper balance of the auditory and visual elements of the video. Make sure that the video and audio are syncing. Adding to these, captions and subtitles help students to learn better, hence use subtitles to understand and process the information narrated by you. As you might have learners from all around the world, not all learners will be native speakers. Hence if you include captions and subtitles, they will be able to capture what you are teaching them.

5. Take the final look and keep it ready to post

Once you are done with filming the final edit of your video, take a final look and make the necessary changes. The key to educational videos is that you need to make a strong note at the end of the video and leave the viewers or learners wanting more. This would lead them to further take your classes and learn from you. While narrating you should use an enthusiastic tone to keep it interesting and engaging for the audience of your online course.

 

Creating the perfect educational video would happen overnight, you’ll need to make drafts and drafts and finally get the exact video you would want your learners to watch. Hope these steps and tips help you in creating your educational videos.

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