In a recent workshop on interactive video, some participants asked me what I thought of using webcam videos in corporate e-learning. While I haven’t done a lot with webcam video, I think it’s one of the easiest ways for designers to make existing courses more engaging.
Course introductions are a great place to start. Rather than narrate a slide of learning objectives and bullet points, try personalizing your intro with a webcam recording. Chapter and summary slides are also another way to integrate webcam videos into your courses. Once your storyboard is approved, you have the content you need to webcam one or more slides.
Though my workshop folks weren’t entirely sure video would work in their organizations, there sure was a lot of interest in it. And that’s what this week’s challenge is all about!
Challenge of the week
This week, your challenge is to show creative ideas for using webcam video to enhance interactive lectures and online training.
You can set up your video anyway you like. Here are some possible ideas and examples:
Option 1: Short introduction
Open with full webcam and lower thirds to include your name and website. Switch to a PowerPoint slide with some info about you and your services.
Option 2: E-learning tips
Expand on the first option by showing us what you’re currently working on. Open a project and share a peek at a project or share an e-learning tip.
Option 3: Project overview
Share your e-learning portfolio and highlight one or more projects. Tell us about a project you worked on or an e-learning challenge you shared. Conclude with webcam and lower thirds.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you ascend this week’s challenge, check out the mountain adventure games your fellow community members shared over the past week:
Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.