Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second Want to create engaging video for online courses? Are you an educator or content creator looking to upskill in media production? Our free two-week course from filmmaking experts, at the University of Edinburgh, will equip you with the skills to plan, film, and edit educational media. You’ll discover how to make videos inclusive, accessible, and in line with copyright law. With 83% of people preferring to access instructional or informational content through videos over text or audio, now is the time to master the transferable skill of video creation. Enrol on our free course today and start creating engaging video content for your learners.
Weekly study2 hours
How to Create Video for Online Courses
Learn how to create effective and engaging educational media
Increasingly, as education pivots online, educators are looking to filmmaking as a way of creating new and exciting content.
On this two-week course from the University of Edinburgh, you’ll learn how to turn your mobile phone into a full-featured video production suite to create effective and engaging online course videos and media.
Develop the skills to script, storyboard, and film your videos
To create engaging videos that complement your online learning materials while also making the best use of time, equipment, and cost, you need to plan your content and filming schedule effectively.
You’ll start this course by looking at the pre-production process, including writing a script and creating a storyboard. Through these steps, you can make sure that you’re using the right shots while addressing your aims and refining your message.
Then, you’ll move on to production, learning how to set up your equipment and capture different shot types through a range of practical activities.
Dive into post-production to prepare and edit your footage
During the second week of this course, you’ll explore the post-production process, from preparing your footage to basic editing techniques. Using free editing software that’s readily available, you’ll gain practical tips to get the most from your post-production.
Explore the legalities around accessibility and copyright for your online learning materials
Making online learning materials accessible is actually a legal requirement, and best practice for offering education opportunities to as broad a range of learning needs as possible.
This course will guide you through the importance of captions and transcripts, as well as how to use and correctly attribute third-party content and open educational resources.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Create a pre-production plan (scriptwriting, storyboarding and sourcing footage).
- Demonstrate the basics of filming including lighting, audio, and basic post-production skills.
- Explain relevant legislation including accessibility and copyright in media production.
- Improve learner engagement through effective use of media.
- Identify and create video as responsible and sustainable open educational resources.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone interested in developing online educational media or just looking to improve their film production skills for online content creation.
It will be especially useful for learning technologists or those planning to teach online. It may be helpful for digital marketers and content creators looking to create short instructional-like videos.
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