Combine Animated and Self-recorded Videos in Online Courses Infographic
The development of MOOCs has been increasing the importance of videos. Animations are effective teaching materials in video-based courses. Live-action footage or self-recorded videos could bring better learning outcomes than plain documents with the presence of instructors and visuals. However, watching a lecturer talking on screen for hours is not that fun. Why don’t use fun and engaging animated learning videos to enhance students’ learning experiences? Combine animated with self-recorded videos to have the best of both!
The trick is to remember:
- Use educational animations to explain ABSTRACT and COMPLICATED ideas: like “how the brain cells regenerate.”
- Use live-action to give REALISTIC examples and enhance INSTRUCTOR - LEARNERS connection.
Or you could change everything into animation. However, if you are considering to combine have the best of both, the suggested ratio of animation and self-recorded videos is 2:1.
Combining educational animation and self-recorded videos results in great outcomes:
- Time-saving: Imagine how much time it takes to explain complicated theory like “how the tornado forms” with plain talk.
- Better understanding: Animation visualizes and simplifies lesson to make it easier to follow
- Learning experiences: Students have new and exciting experience when watching entertaining animations.
- Connection: The presence of instructor makes students feel less isolated.