Creating videos is an interesting task for people who are good at handling a variety of software and editing apps. It is also important that the person who is making videos knows well about videos and their technicalities. Many people are not very efficient with the latest software and technology but are still required to create videos for their jobs or for their businesses or even for interest. For such people, various online platforms offer features and tools that guide them and help them create a video. This is commonly the case with tutors who are planning on creating and selling their online courses on various platforms. Online courses run mainly on videos. These videos can be of different types depending on how they were made, what information they contain and which platform they are available on. This means that creating course or lecture videos for running online courses is an important job for the tutors who are involved in this type of course.
Online courses can be live classes based, pre-recorded lecture-based or streamed online. In all such types of online courses, videos play an important role. In this article, we will help you create and sell online courses by sharing tips with you on how to create better and more interesting videos for your online courses. We will share with you the little details that will help you make your online course more engaging and make students more attentive and focused through the lectures even in the online mode.
The most important task for a teacher while conducting a class or taking a lecture is to attract the students’ attention, draw them into the lecture and then keep them focussed throughout. This is important as when paying attention, students understand better and learn more compared to when they are only listening. It is also important that the students are involved through the lecture. They are allowed to share experiences and examples that they think fit the topic or they should be asked questions or given the chance to ask questions and stay active during the lecture. The involvement of children is important as they are able to remember more when they are engaged in the lecture and not just listen to the teachers speaking for a long time. If students are only sitting quietly through the class listening to the teacher taking the lecture they are very likely to lose their focus or be unable to concentrate. Hence when creating videos for an online course, teachers must ensure that their videos or their classes are engaging and students get chances to speak and remain attentive through the duration of the class.
The next factor to be considered is that the attention span of students varies from one age group to the other. The tutors creating online courses must first identify their audience and then create every video only of the duration for which the students of that age group can stay focussed. If the tutor wishes to create a longer class video, then he or she must ensure that the important bits are completed in the time duration of the students’ attention span.
Creativity is your power and your individual style is what makes your course different from so many other people trying to sell online courses on the same platform as you. Your style of teaching, your humour or examples or anecdotes make a huge difference and add more life to your course videos. When selling pre-recorded video-based courses or live streaming a course video, it is important for the tutor to understand that the student is only looking at a screen and they can easily get distracted hence it is important to keep your students glued to the screen and keep them interested using all sorts of creative features and tools.
During the video, you must try asking the students questions that they can answer through the AI chatbots and they are also informed of the correct answers and the logic. At the end of the video, the tutor must ensure to add some information about what will be shared in the upcoming videos and glimpses of what that video holds for the students. This will keep them waiting for the next class and also keep them coming back for an even more interesting video.