How to prepare videos for remote learning?
There has been a lot of stress on the remote education since Covid19 hit the world. All the teachers and instructors are online teachers now. Video lessons especially asynchronous are great tools for students. These kinds of lessons can be used to teach software to students. They can also be used to teach scientific facts to students.
Studies have revealed that students especially those who are between the age groups of 8-12 have been spending a lot of time on social media every day. So, such video lessons must be prepared carefully because they carry extra value when done nicely.
Having a video lesson with them implies students can watch it repeatedly which enhances their learning. They can pause the video and watch it again if they have not understood any part.
So, they don’t have to follow a teacher’s pace at learning things.
While preparing a video lesson for a student, there are some things that you need to take care of:
Prepare high-resolution videos
It’s better to use videos having high resolution for remote learning.
The resolution of the video must be 1920×1080 pixels. This makes sure that the learners can catch every minute detail in the video which includes gestures also. It’s not necessary that you need a DSLR camera to record such a video. You can also use camera settings on the iPhone to get such a video quality. You can simply change the settings on the iPhone by going to the Camera and then Settings. To get more focus in an iPhone video, you can also blur the background so that focus is on a single object. For example, you are shooting the video of an insect’s movements, then it’s better to blur the forest environment. Tools like Captivate also give you an option to use the screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels while capturing simulations.
Proper lighting for shooting the video
While shooting a video make sure that you have proper light in the classroom. With an iPhone, you can always adjust Exposure to get the perfect video light. But it’s better to have natural light while shooting the video because research has proven that students score better where they have more natural light in the classroom than those who don’t. So, in a virtual classroom, you should try to replicate that exact environment with natural light. It’s better that you don’