I attended two recent EDC sessions on videos – PowerPoints can be downloaded here.
Quite a nice room – high in R Core. Great sandwiches and good coffee. And thought provoking.
What can we learn from others?
Khan Academy “Basic addition”- most viewed video (over 2 million). On a black background; writing ( pretty ugly) as the person speaks (that’s good). Very clear voice, and good intonation. Speaking to the person. Conversational style. It’s not emotionless. It is short (7 minutes)
A bad example?
“Lecture – 1 Introduction to Basic Electronics”. Long (56 minutes). Uncomfortable presenter, who is reading from a slide. It has got a lot of views though (over a million).
Use TED Ed?
I created a few activities a year or so ago. I remember it was ok, but functionality needed work. Coming back a year later, it seems much better. Here is one activity.
Microsoft expressions – for video editing?
Smoothdraw – a bit like Paint?
edge EdX – not quite sure what can do?
Other points to remember:
Two stream capture – for example your webcam and the computer screen
MOOC – everything is built around a video
Modular courses – stand alone videos
Male and female voices – not just have one voice.
Have some emotion in the video.