Designing and Producing Effective Geoscience-Education Videos
During the Spring 2014 virtual workshop on Designing and Using Video in Undergraduate Geoscience Education, participants discussed the biggest challenges they faced in video development. The common theme was time; in particular the time required to learn and use technology, to design thoughtfully, and to eventually pull everything together to produce high-quality effective videos. The first and best piece of advice for all video developers: If your institution has an Educational TV or recording studio, they can help you make videos for your classes. Leverage their expertise with design and production.
5-minute How-To Videos
These videos showcasing different technologies and design processes were created for the Spring 2014 workshop. We have collected them here to help you develop videos of your own. They include tips and techniques for both video and audio.
A series of pages devoted to key design and production issues:
- What makes a good educational video? --- Best practices in design, and literature references.
- Storyboarding --- Tips for organizing your video, audio, and images into an organized and manageable storyline. What, how, and why?
- Copyrights and Fair Use --- Guidance to help your videos meet the legal requirements for online distribution and use: rules, guidance, and impacts.
- Accessibility and ADA requirements --- Tips to ensure access to your videos for students of all abilities.
- Video Development Technologies --- A review of software and hardware; the types that exist, what they have to offer, and what tips to follow when finding or using them.