7 Technical Tips for Creating Video Lectures

eLearning Brothers

Check out 7 tips for creating video lectures on how to put together text, visuals and audio for the ultimate video lecturing experience. Creating video lectures these days is a piece of cake. After all, it’s just a brief lesson, not a doctoral thesis.

or not to lecture

Learning with e's

In my previous post I wrote that even though research shows lectures to be less than effective in helping students to learn, they still persist in higher education. The key question is: What can replace the lecture? Worse still, they may decide not to attend lectures at all.

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eLearning Lessons from the 80s

eLearning Brothers

This blast from the past has reminded me of all the lessons we learned from that crazy decade. What lessons did you learn from the 1980s? The post eLearning Lessons from the 80s appeared first on eLearning Brothers.

Improve your lessons: 3 ways to make them more effective

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to improve your classroom lessons or training? They will make your lessons and courses more effective and more fun, and any teacher, trainer or coach can do it. How to improve your lessons: Flip, repeat and automate.

10 Ways You Can Use Video to Enhance Your Courses

Visual Lounge

Gone are the days when you could just record your 2-hour long lectures, and throw a syllabus onto your LMS. Record bite-size video lessons (ditch the loooonnnnng lectures). Instead of recording your full-length lecture, break it up into shorter videos. Flip a lesson.

Going off road

Learning with e's

I suppose that's also why I've always been uncomfortable with lesson plans. As a result, my teaching is now more responsive than it was when I was less experienced, and used strict frameworks and defined resources to conduct my lessons.

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Lessons from Jamie's Dream School

Good To Great

But last night’s episode brilliantly illustrated three important lessons for workplace learning as well as education. Lesson 2: The best way to earn respect is to give respect Being an expert doesn’t make you better than someone.

Creating Interactive Videos from Really Boring Talking Heads, Lectures and Demo Videos

Vignettes Learning

Play the lesson and see Troubleshooting. How does the world of video abundance impact the way we learn? We live in a world of so much abundance in terms of videos, whether it be corporate training or personal videos.

Learners as producers

Learning with e's

For the longest time teachers and lecturers have held the monopoly on the production of academic content. They create lesson plans, produce resources, devise marking schemes and search around for activities and games they can repurpose to use in teaching sessions.

Online Academy Helps to Keep Lectures Where They Belong: Out of.

Social Learning

This YouTube-based learning environment was founded in 2004 by former Boston hedge-fund manager Salman Khan, and today contains more than 2,200 lectures on more than 100 topics (mostly math related). The eLearning modules act as the “lecture”, which learners do on their own time.

Unleashing Superheroes – Lessons from the Classroom

Growth Engineering

Whether you’re delivering blended learning or pure online training, these lessons from the schoolhouse will help you create lasting behavioural change. However dull a subject is, a brilliant teacher can bring the content to life and make it stick in our minds long after the lesson’s over. .

How to Weave Hard Facts and Emotions into your eLearning Lessons

Vignettes Learning

As designers of learning, we can conclude here that to make our lessons more effective, we need to strike that balance between making our learners feel and retaining valuable information. How do we strike a balance between the scientific and the emotional?

Accessanatomy: Making anatomy lessons accessible to all students in higher education

Visual Lounge

But, James wanted students to be able to access the information he teaches at any time and even go back and re-watch lessons. So, he began using a Wacom tablet to draw anatomical structures during his lectures, and then used Camtasia to record video of his lessons.

Opening Pandora's box

Learning with e's

Once upon a time, teachers used to close the door behind them, and then begin their lessons. It started off in sedate style a few years ago, when several students began to ask if they could audio record my lectures and seminars to play back later.

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Generating Genuine Collaboration in the Virtual Classroom

InSync Training

Virtual classroom lessons should be more about learners working together collaboratively than lecture and PowerPoint. Is it merely to allow a Facilitator the opportunity to lecture to a multitude of people simultaneously?

Guest post: Perfecting Your Video Lectures – 3 Quick Tips


Video lectures are essential in the elearning world. But not all lecture videos are the same. Just like when giving a lecture with a live audience, you want to properly transition your students to the day’s lesson. Then give an overview of what the day’s lesson will cover to ease them into it.

The Ultimate Guide to Flipped Learning

Origin Learning

The Flipped Learning reverses the traditional classroom methodology, where lectures are taken at home where as activities are conducted in school. The educators encourage the learners to view lectures online, at their own pace. Create a lecture video.

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Lessons learnt from the design of a blended learning trajectory

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Lessons in developing a first blended course I made a spark video for the start of the trajectory, however it is in Dutch. The psychologists who normally give an expert lecture also have a different role: in the search of materials, thinking about assignments and recording a short video.

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that  more  does not mean  better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general.

This Week on #TalkTech: Recorded lectures, Duolingo, and Games Against Falling IQ

Bottom-Line Performance

Can recorded lectures replace university professors? In this article, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales makes the bold claim that university lectures “are doomed.” Recorded lectures. As you work through the ramified lessons, your answers help translate the web.

Teachers and trainers: Use eLearning to flip your classroom and take it one step further

Challenge to Learn

If you ‘ flip your classroom ‘ you reverse the lecture and homework elements of a lesson: lecture at home and do homework at school. I believe all teachers and trainers who do face-to-face lessons or training should at least consider this option.

Your Brain Prefers Interactive Stories: Not Lectures

Vignettes Learning

Why do we snooze when we are lectured at and why do we perk up when we are watching a story unfold? We now have a clearer picture of how to structure our stories to make our lessons come alive.

6 Steps For Flipping Your Classroom


Determine which lessons in particular you want to flip. Once decided, outline the key learning outcomes you want the students to take away when the lesson is complete. Having these objectives in place will guide the lesson plan.

The Value of Video Learning

Your Training Edge

These classrooms tools and resources are always at learner’s finger tips, so that they can also access past lectures, communicate via message board and interact with their fellows when it is easier for them [3].

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Why video is the superior tool for learning

Your Training Edge

It is to be noted that majority of the learning videos seem like conventional lectures chopped into little chunks, in the way of a “tablet capture” (lecturers writing on board while speaking), and “talking head” (lecturer talking to the class) [2].

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Flipped-Classroom: Future of Education? [INFOGRAPHIC]


In the flipped model, a teacher will record or post video lectures instead of lecturing in class, and then student will watch the lectures as homework on a computer or mobile device.

Free eLearning software (Easygenerator) for teachers as of today!

Challenge to Learn

We do hope that your management notices how it helps you to save time and improve the quality of your lessons, and that they will consider buying Easygenerator for all your colleagues. The other thing is that you can increase your lessons quality.

YouTube And Learning: The Future Of Self-paced As Well As Classroom Learning


Video lessons are being utilized for training within the corporate sector – in classroom lectures, institutional promos, bulletins as well as newsletters. YouTube videos can be integrated within the classroom structure – particularly when teaching science or math lessons.

Lesson from News Corp.: Update and Enforce Compliance and Ethics Training


It may be tempting to call in the experts, an attorney or two, to lecture the team on the potential legal and financial pitfalls of this bad behavior.

7 Ed-Tech Tools You Can Use Today


There are pre-recorded lectures, interactive exercises, and live lesson screencasts. Skype is a great way to allow for real-time collaboration on lesson content or even projects.

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Does #Gamification Have Advantages Over Traditionally Designed Instruction?

Kapp Notes

When examined that way, one major advantage that gamification has over many traditionally designed e-learning courses and classroom lectures is the high level of interactivity, the expectation of a difficult challenge and the process of continual feedback.

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: How Long is Too Long?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that more does not mean better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general.     So eLearning lessons can last anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes and still be effective, yes?

Enhancing ESL Programs with Online Lectures

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Using the screen-recording software Camtasia by TechSmith , teachers can record their lessons and post them online. This is especially beneficial for our ESL students who often can’t keep up during a live lecture. Guest post by Nathan Davidson.

Social Learning Lessons: Tales from 7th Grade Biology

Social Learning

We all know that lecture (aka The Big Talking Head) is one of the least effective ways to learn about a topic or master a skill. He gave us a lecture exactly once that entire school year. During that short lecture, Mr. Froelich explained that his class was different from other classes.

Why Microlearning Works


And they never want to see another PowerPoint lecture. The short, focused learning moments would be bite-sized and digestible, with a small cognitive load that could free the learner’s brain to concentrate on the real work of practicing new skills—not cramming in a boring lecture.

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Twitter in the classroom

Learning with e's

If I wanted to hide behind technology, I would stay at home, and use my laptop and ''death by PowerPoint'' to lecture to my students from a safe distance. During the lectures, I encourage students to interact with each other and the speakers by using Twitter as a backchannel.

See, Listen and Experience: Why eLearning is Perfect for Everyone


In a well- designed elearning course, nearly every portion of the lesson will have some sort of visual cue. Auditory learners can remember approximately 75% of what they hear, most commonly in a lecture setting. Where traditional lectures fail, elearning courses pass with flying colors.