12 questions about producing instructional videos: Answers for evidence-based practice – free webinar
I will be running this session on 18 June at 1pm UK time as part of the Media & Learning 2020 online conference in collaboration with RapidMooc using their virtual exhibition booth.
Registration is free to conference participants.
The 12 questions
This session will answer questions to 12 commonly-asked questions about producing effective instructional videos. The answers will be based on research evidence using the 6-Tasks Framework.The questions are:
- How long should a video be?
- How highly produced should videos be?
- Should a script be used?
- What should be the design of backgrounds / slides?
- Should there be a face in the video?
- How important is it to look directly into the camera?
- Should the video use animations?
- How frequently should the video transition between backgrounds?
- Should the video switch between angles and perspectives?
- Should the video have a branding intro?
- How important is it to have a story?
- How should the video be presented to learners?
6 Tasks Framework assumes that an effective video needs to aim to perform these six tasks:
- Direct attention
- Minimize distraction
- Support conceptualisation
- Make a personal connection
- Enable navigation
- Balance competing needs based on the learner’s situation
The 6 Tasks Framework is based on the 12 Principles of Multimedia Learning and will be explained in an upcoming guide.
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