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What to do on the day of the shoot

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

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Different shooting styles for your MOOCs

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

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On creating your MOOC Curriculum

Picture this… You’ve been offering a course that’s very popular amongst your learners; your classroom is a testimonial to how effectively you engage with them. You’ve now decided to offer the course online through a MOOC. What are your considerations going to be? How would you plan your instruction? Will the outline of your MOOC… Continue reading On creating your MOOC Curriculum

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On Diversity and Inclusion in your MOOC Narrative

Open access is an essential aspect of MOOCs and in keeping with the openness, it is important to ensure inclusion and avoid bias or prejudice in our instructional narratives. This reduces the possibility of causing offence and avoids excluding a section of the learners. How do you maintain diversity and gender neutrality, unless you are… Continue reading On Diversity and Inclusion in your MOOC Narrative

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Storyboarding – the blueprint your course needs

Think of a house without a blueprint. How does it look? The blueprint lays out a map of your house and the design on which you can build your dream home. A storyboard does that to your course. It lays a foundation, maps out the  flow of your content, presents ideas for visual design and reduces… Continue reading Storyboarding – the blueprint your course needs

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Hello! You May Want to Address This

“In this course we will analyze the performance of financial statements and determine the financial health of a company in light of its industry and peer group.” “At the end of this course, the learner will be able to identify the appropriate type of graphic to depict the different types of content.” “This course is… Continue reading Hello! You May Want to Address This

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EXCUSE ME! Did you really mean ‘basically’?

So many of us begin our sentences with “basically.” “Basically, I wanted to wear my new shoes.” “Basically, I can’t come out this evening.” We unintentionally refer to everything as a concept; never mind if it’s a principle or even a process! Then there are some of us who find everything awesome - whether it's… Continue reading EXCUSE ME! Did you really mean ‘basically’?