The CityU EDGE’s Staff Development Seminar named “Lights! Camera! Action! The Basics of Making Your Own Short Video Lectures” was organized by Office of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE), CityU on 6th Jan 2020. This 90-minute, EDGE lunchtime staff development seminar offered two parts. The first part would provide an overview of making own lectures into short videos and the second part was an orientation to the new EDGE Video Production Studio.
The first speaker was Dr. Paul C. Corrigan and he briefed the seminar’s Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) which was based on Outcomes-based Teaching & Learning (OBTL) that could be better understood as being student-centered and focused on producing deep learning. He also mentioned how to plan video lecutres using OBTL principles and integrated with Canvas.
Then Dr. Corrigan briefed some advantages (e.g. Flexible delivery, can study when and where, enhancement of quality, etc.) and disadvantages (e.g. student prefer face-to-face, lack of immediate feedback, others.) of lecture videos. He showed us how to plan lecture video based on OBTL for using PowerPoint and scripting.
After that he briefed the OBTL Teaching and Learning Activities (TLA) and some important points for discussion such as 10-minute videos followed by different TLA.
Online quizzes on Canvas were useful but it was only for multiple choice questions.
Tips for PowerPoint were discussed below.
- Visual to enhance spoken word to which it is connected
- 3-4 main points maximum per slide
- Can integrate charts, graphs, videos, etc.
- Can be integrated with green screen technology.
Tips for Scripting were also mentioned.
- Writing out word for word what you will say, or at the very least, very detailed notes
- Reduces ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’
- Comes across as more polished with explicit transitions
- Enables tighter adhesion to time limit (i.e. 10 minutes)
- Can be ‘blocked’ with suggestions for visual aids
Lastly, Dr. Paul C. Corrigan demonstrated his short video to us.
And then he demonstrated some small project such as “Dissolved Oxygen Meter Calibration” in CHEM Dept., CityU.
Mr. Im stated six steps to develop video as follows:
1) Design pre-class learning material
2) Define instructional video
3) Begin pre-production
4) Shoot the video
5) Finalize the video with post-production6) Deliver of pre-class learning
Finally, we visited the Production Studio. The facilities in Production Studio A in which we could use camera and ppt combined to record you lectures. Your photo would be in the left hand side top corner and your ppt was background.
In the Production Studio B, we could made a video with background and music like Dr. Paul’s one.
Green screen technology
You can see your scripts during video recording.