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How to make a pedagogical video

Here are tips and advice on how to create a pedagogical video. Among other things, plan the recording using a script and consider the best length for your video. There are also tips on specific types of videos: introductory videos for a course, educational videos, demo and intro videos, and videos as audiovisual feedback.

Plan your recording using a script

Planning your video before recording is sound as it saves you time and facilitates the post-production. A well-developed script makes it easier to see if the video's purpose, structure and learning objectives are clear. It also makes it easier to see how the different parts of the video relate to each other.

Plan your recording using a script

Long or short video?

The length of an educational video often gets much attention, but it's more complicated than short videos always being best. Here you will find help choosing the length of your video and how to manage a longer video with time stamps and chapter divisions. You also get tips on referring to other videos without confusing your students and making future course development difficult.

Long or short video?

Introductory video for your course

An introductory video is an appreciated way of introducing yourself and your course. As a teacher, you can control the students' first impression of you and the course, and the students feel more welcomed than if it were just in text. With the video, you can also create engagement and set expectations.

Introductory video for your course

Educational video

An educational video focuses on teaching a concept, topic or theory of various kinds. The recommended structure is to divide the video into introduction, content and summary. Here we explain what you should include in the different parts.

Educational video

Demo and how-to videos

Video is often one of the better formats for demonstrations or for instructing students because it allows you to work around many physical limitations. You can also focus students on the essential parts with simple recording and editing tricks.

Demo and how-to videos

Audiovisual feedback – how to do it

Audiovisual feedback to the students is a good fit if you want to give a little more personal and summarizing feedback. Plan and structure your feedback carefully; it will be more rewarding for you and the students.

Audiovisual feedback – how to do it

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