Use Learning Videos To Engage More Students
In the last 30 years, as technology drastically evolved and became a hit all over the world, learning videos have become one of the fastest growing fields in education. More and more teachers are using learning videos in order to make their classes more interesting for students, and thereby, make learning easier for students of all age groups.
Recent educational research says that the learning videos are often used as dynamic resource for supporting curricula, used by 94% of classroom teachers, and up to three times a week!
Apart from schools and other traditional learning institutions, many companies and franchises are using learning videos, in order to engage their employees into the business protocol, and train them to be better laborers and leaders.
Benefits of learning videos
The main goal tutors and teachers should have is to keep people engaged, interested, and active in the their classes.
Learning videos represent a compelling instructional tool that helps generate much greater amount of interest and enjoyment within learners, than traditional printed material.
Using learner’s sight and sound, learning videos encourage people to use their creativity, which automatically leaves the learner more engaged and interested in the class.
Video content stimulates and engages students, helping create interest and maintaining it for longer periods of time. It also provides an innovative and effective way for educators to address and deliver the required curriculum content.
Learning videos are also perfect fit for students who are auditory or visual learners.
With the possibility of adding subtitles, even children have the opportunity to watch, listen, or read each presentation.
Learning videos and e-learning
As we mentioned the role and importance of learning videos in traditional learning methods, they deserve a special spot in the new approach to learning, as well.
Since the market for learning videos has become extraordinarily massive, more and more entrepreneurs and companies have started the trend of e-learning, in order to follow the innovative model of learning, which impersonates the revolution of traditional education.
Following the latest trends, and ensuring the best quality to the outside world, we created a global knowledge sharing platform, which relies on learning videos as it’s primary tool for education.
As we tried to present the importance of learning videos in the academic world, here are some tips and advices on creating a learning video, in order for you to boost your teaching strategies, and start engaging more people to your classes:
Creating a learning video
Creating a learning video to accompany your Xpert profile is vital when it comes to providing an insight about your background, skills and personality.
Although filming video content can feel daunting, here are some top tips to create a quality film that showcases your talents and encourages learners to sign up to your classes.
Setting up the following things is crucial and beneficial:
- Camera and lighting: Whilst a HD camera is an advantage, it’s not a necessity.
Most modern smartphones or computer webcams are more than sufficient.
To enhance the quality of your video choose your lighting wisely. If possible, take advantage of natural light by sitting near (but not in front of) a window or place a lamp behind the camera pointing towards you. For professional looking content, aim to position your camera on a table in front of you, rather than holding from a ‘selfie’ perspective.
- Background: A blank background (i.e. against a plain white wall) is recommended, or choose somewhere that relates to your class. For example, if you are offering fitness advice why not ask permission to film inside your local gym?
- Clothing: Avoid wearing anything with patterns such as close stripes, checks, tweeds or herringbone, all of which tend to distort on camera. Solid coloured clothes in shades such as navy, grey, cream and brown are safer options which will look better on screen.
- Practice makes perfect: Last but not least, make sure you practice what you are going to say before filming. Rehearsing in front of a mirror or with test recordings will help you control your speed, body language and facial expressions. If necessary, write a rough script and use this as a basis. However, be careful not to learn it to heart and end up reciting it word for word. You want to sound warm and natural.
For a great example of an effective video introduction, check out the profile and class descriptions of Digital Marketing Xpert Dave Taylor.
However, If you need advice on creating an enticing class be sure to read our previous blog post for some expert tips.