How to Create Engaging E-Learning Videos (🎥 & 📘)
From Objectives to Equipment: Here's Our Guide to Making Great E-Learning Videos
Following the events of recent years, e-learning has become an increasingly popular method of education. E-learning videos are a great way to engage learners and present complex ideas in an easily digestible format. Plus, they remove a number of the inconveniences associated with in-person learning, which is a major plus of asynchronous video and online learning. However, creating a successful e-learning video takes more than just pressing record.
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Here are our tips for creating exciting e-learning content:
Start with a clear objective
First of all, you need to define the objective of your video. What do you want your learners to achieve, know and do after watching the video? How can you make the information as simple, engaging and memorable as possible? Make sure that your objective is clear and measurable, and that you keep it in mind throughout the creation process.
Keep it short and sweet
Attention spans are short, so concise videos are best. Aim for video lengths of no more than 5-10 minutes. Shorter is probably better still. If you need to cover more material, consider breaking your content up into multiple videos.
Use visuals to enhance understanding
Visuals are a great way to present information succinctly, enhance understanding and engage learners. Consider using animations, diagrams, charts, and other visuals to help illustrate key concepts.
Keep it engaging
No-one likes boring video content. Keep your video interesting by using humour, storytelling, or interactive elements and quizzes to keep learners engaged and interested.
Use a script
While it may be tempting to just wing it, using a script will help you stay on track and deliver your message effectively. Make sure that your script is clear and concise, and that you rehearse it several times before recording. You may want to use a teleprompter to help deliver the script confidently.
Invest in quality equipment
Purchasing high-quality equipment will help you create a professional-looking video. A good microphone, camera, and lighting make all the difference, so make sure you have what you need to suit your current project.
Edit and polish
Once you've recorded your video, it's time to edit and polish it. Make sure that the video flows smoothly and that there are no distractions or technical issues. It's recommended to add subtitles to improve accessibility.
Let's get e-learning!
Creating great e-learning videos requires planning, creativity, and attention to detail. By following these tips, you can create engaging educational videos that will help learners to achieve their objectives.
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