It was an early, nippy morning in August 2019. After I entered the office, having greeted everyone in my path cheerily, and probably forgetting to swipe my ID card at the reception, I received the news.I was going to be a parent!To a new course, of course. It might be a strange comparison, but working… Continue reading The Great (MOOC) Adventure
The era of immersive computing offers us a unique opportunity to transform learning. ‘Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)’, an emergent technology, has been one such opportunity that’s come around and proliferated in the last decade. While MOOCs have significantly contributed towards the evolution of the educational landscape as well as bridging the accessibility divide, they… Continue reading Digital Learning: Approaches and Pedagogies Beyond Video
Do you watch movies? Have you ever come across a distressed protagonist, up against the hammer of an auctioneer? No, Thor was not the auctioneer here. But let your imaginations fly. As part of a course on quantitative marketing research, we conducted an auction. The auction was mainly held to measure willingness to pay, or WTP. Now, let… Continue reading Lights, camera, auction!
This is the final post in our four-part series on video shooting (you can read our first three posts here, here, and here). A video is not complete without its audio components and in this blog post, we will be focusing on audio and how it affects the quality of your video. Is there anything more frustrating than poor sound quality in a video? Whether it’s background noise,… Continue reading The Magic of Sound
There’s more to graphic design than just aesthetics. It’s beyond creative concepts or colourful illustrations. It’s all about skillfully combining different visual elements to give the user a meaningful experience. Research in educational theory and cognitive psychology tells us that visual learning is one of the best methods for teaching students of all ages how to think and learn. So, how… Continue reading Why graphic design?
This the third post in our four-part series on video shooting etiquette (if you missed the previous posts, you can catch them here). Now, it’s time to start shooting your course video. This is where the magic begins! After checking if all equipment and gear are in order, we start shooting according to the list… Continue reading What to do on the day of the shoot
MOOCs exploded into the academic consciousness in summer 2011, when a free ‘Artificial Intelligence’ course was offered by Stanford University, California. The course attracted 1,60,000 learners from around the world – 23,000 of whom completed it. Of those learners, 410 outperformed the top student at Stanford. It was clear that brick-and-mortar campuses were unlikely to keep up with the demand for advanced education. However, distance learning has faced one major problem since the nineteenth… Continue reading A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Enrichment Analysis: Data-Driven Insights
This is the second blog post in a four-part series on creating great course videos. If you missed the first post, you can catch up here. In the second part of our series, we will understand how to assess the ideal location for your shoot, and how to prepare for location scouting. The team has to decide whether the course will be shot in-studio or at an indoor/outdoor location.… Continue reading Choosing the right location for your course video
“The success of a production depends on the attention paid to detail.” - David O. Selznick This blog post is the first of a four-part series that discuss what you should keep in mind when shooting course videos. In this first part, we will discuss what a shoot schedule is and how it can be beneficial to you, especially in… Continue reading Planning and creating great course videos
While videos play a major role in capturing learners’ attention, they may not always engage them like a real-life conversation. Since most MOOCs depend heavily on videos, it’s crucial to create them in a way that meets the student’s needs. The different types of MOOC videos are: Introductory Lecture videos Tutorials/demonstrations Interviews Panel… Continue reading Different shooting styles for your MOOCs