Episode 23: How to Create More Effective and Engaging Videos Without Getting Overwhelmed with Karen Costa

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Let's talk about videos! Our guest for episode 23 of the Lecture Breakers podcast is Karen Costa, the author of the book  99 Tips for Creating Simple and Sustainable Educational Videos.*

Now, I am one of those people who would rather read than watch a video. I’d rather write than speak on a video. The idea of creating my own videos just overwhelms me. The lighting, the technology, the sound quality, the slide design, how many slides, how long should the video be . . . all of these details can stress me out.

But, I've seen the research about videos. I know how powerful videos can be for teaching and learning, which is why I invited Karen to the show.

Her approach is all about creating a simple and sustainable process for using videos in your courses. Sign me up!

And I must say that after this conversation with her, I feel more confident - dare I say even excited - about using videos in my online courses and webinars. I like her approach and the tips she shares, and I know you will too.


Meet our sponsor for this episode! 

This episode of the Lecture Breakers podcast is sponsored by the Online Learning Toolkit!* I have learned so much from the webinars I've watched so far, and that's why I am excited to partner with Judith and Melissa this year. (Judith Dutill, co-founder of the OLT, was our guest on episode 11 and Melissa was our guest on episodes 43 and 48).

The OLT is an excellent resource for do-it-yourself online course designers and for faculty development professionals who want to provide online, on-demand, and virtual resources for faculty on your campus. (Individual and campus subscriptions are available.) 

Lecture Breakers listeners get 20% off the annual subscription fee by using the code: LECTUREBREAKERS20  

 

In this episode, you'll learn more about: 

  • how to humanize online learning by creating videos that connect with students.

  • how to create a simple and sustainable system you can keep up with without getting overwhelmed.

  • how to let go of thinking your videos need to be "fancy" and overproduced.

  • how to speak from the heart and why it matters in your online videos.

  • how long your videos should be.

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