1 - Intro to Kaltura & Video Lecture Recording
From Ian Muehlenhaus on March 17th, 2020
- Keep them short. Aim for 10 minutes or less. 15 max! 5 is ideal.
- Don't worry about studio perfection. Errors, mistakes, and background noises like F-35 jets taking off, humanize recordings.
- Get to the point and get out. If you're like me and digress a lot during in-person lectures... try not to. In a lecture you may feel like you need to fill time somedays when your ahead of schedule. With videos there is no need for that. People get antsy listening to too many digressions.
That's pretty much it. Most importantly, have fun!
You may find (like I did back in 2008) that recording your lectures from your own couch and then flipping the classroom is amazing! You don't have to repeat the same thing twice a week in two different sections, for example. You don't have to repeat the same thing in your introductory Gen Ed course twice a week, two semesters a year, for 30 years either. You can record it once, have students watch your lecture, and talk about something more pertinent when you're together (e.g., how to apply what they've learned). I hope you find the same.