What is a lecture video? Given the popularity of the SIX types of learning videos join Chris as he offers his take on what a Lecture video is, how it’s made, and why it’s so popular.
What is a Lecture video?
What’s a lecture video? Uncle Wiki. Are you with us? Are you on vacation? Lecture videos feature an instructor on screen or an instructor’s voice as they share a presentation such as a PowerPoint. It is the most common type of video for learning because of its simplicity.
Thanks, uncle Wiki. Wonder how it’s made? Typically, one person speaking and there’s a single camera. Think virtually like we’ve all seen lectures given over zoom or meet or teams. One camera’s recording the person as I am now and then it’s edited later to put the speaker support on top of it.
Exactly. Lecture videos are the most common learning video, but do you know the other five types? Comment down below. And until next time? (beatbox) Peace!
Other terms: Instructor-Led, Presentation, Webinar,
Lecture Capture, PowerPoint, Demonstration, Trade Show Talk, Talking head
What it is: Lecture videos feature an instructor on screen or an instructor’s voice heard narrating a visual slide deck presentation (such as PowerPoint). It is the most common type of video for learning because of its simplicity. Lecture videos are often live recordings that are rarely edited. However, the best versions of this format utilize a smooth edit between the speaker and full-screen images of the slides. This type of video is usually long (30, 60, 90 min), as it typically covers an entire lecture or presentation.
How it’s made: At the basic level, a single camera records the live presentation by the instructor or speaker. More complex lecture videos feature multiple camera angles that capture a speaker on stage at a conference or symposium (that’s a fun word to say three times) as well as the visual presentation and any other supporting material. These require further editing and, therefore, take longer to complete.
Purpose: Communicate the contents of a lesson for review by the learner at a convenient time.
Cost to Produce: 0 – $$