Sample 4: Instructional Video
The IRSC Virtual Campus faculty often record presentations (powerpoint slides with voiceover) to their online students. However, they often load (overload) the slide with visuals and a lot of text (bulleted lists with long text). This video intends to guide IRSC faculty and instructional designers through the modality effect.
As mentioned before, at IRSC Virtual Campus we, not only help faculty design and develop online instruction, but we also offer a variety of professional development opportunities. One of them is the Virtual Campus Instructor Training (VCIT), which is a series of online classes they can take to improve their skills and use towards recertification. This video would be one of the several multimedia learning materials as part of VCIT.
Images was taken from Common Craft image repertoire account.
There is a short music soundtrack excerpt taken from http://dig.ccmixter.org.
Screen capture was done using ScreenOmatic and video editing with Movie Maker.
I had edited other videos before, but I had always used iMovie.
This time, I make the conscious decision to use Movie Maker in order to learn the PC tool.
Movie Maker is very easy to use and not very time-consuming at all.
I also learned how to use ScreenOmatic, which is a great replacement for Camtasia. Besides, you can use ScreenOmatic for free (or pay a small annual fee to eliminate their watermark from your project.
Regarding design theories, the fact that I was making an instructional movie on multimedia learning principles and applying them was an awesome experience.