How to find, make and use videos for training.
This page is to be used for the Webinar presented on this subject. A recording of can be found here:
If a picture is worth a 1,000 words then a Video with voice must be worth a million words
When and Why, How
This Webinar is being recorded
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Not many via reading
NOTE: How you like to learn may not be how your students wish to learn. Everyone has different likes and dislikes
Senior people tell me the biggest problem they have in learning to use a computer is remembering
Could Forget X% in 24 Hours http://willthalheimer.typepad.com/files/how-much-do-people-forget-v12-14-2010-1.pdf Pg 7.
Student write own notes - Problem with that?
Tutor produce written notes - Problems with that?
Problem. A severe barrier to learning is that 65% of Seniors (65-70 years old) only have a level 1 to 2 reading ability (out of 5) Australian Bureau of Statistics - Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011-2012 http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4228.0~2011-2012~Media%20Release~Older%20Australians%20have%20lower%20levels%20of%20literacy%20and%20numeracy%20(Media%20Release)~200
At same time learning new technology.
One on one training, repeat many times, have an assistant with you always, diagrams, Pictures,
How about videos?
When? When the tutor is not their. ie student is at home and can not remember how to do something.
ie as a replacement for written material. Why? Because students have trouble reading, Students prefer watching than reading, Students can play the video as many times as they like, stop, start it at any point and do so at any time and possible at any place (on laptops, pads and phones)
When cont? Why use a video when you can show the same function?
Why? Because you may not be able to explain it as well as the video
Why? Because having it explained a different way may help the student understand.
Why? Giving the student the ability to see the video outside the class could boost their confidence.
You Can use a Video when can not show function e.g's How email works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzLPmx3xTU or What is the Internet - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_LPdttKXPc or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDbyYGrswtg A spoof on what it is from the TV series the IT Crowd
There are many videos on the internet and each has their own way of use. The most common is You Tube (owned by Google)
Using this Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMwQ3-WEl6o
Demonstration: All the above functions
Exercise: Play it, Pause it, Mute the sound, Unmute the sound, Change the volume level, Change to a lower resolution, Change to full screen and back to small screen, Move to 3/4 through the video, Find what is nearly at the end of the video without playing it?
Some Web sites can have a You Tube link embedded in the page, Should have a You Tube Button that take you to You Tube so you can get to use all of these functions.
When on the You Tube site and in NON Larger or Full screen modes you see information about the video:
Demonstrate: all the above
Exercise: Each person put the number of each (1-19) and their initials againsts each item (eg 1GG)
Below this might appear the following Tabs:
Demonstrate: all the above, as well as how to copy the transcript to a text editor and search for text
Exercise: At what point in the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yp_ItUjoPo are “new tabs” described? Go to that point in the video
See this video on How YouTube Works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqQk7kLuaK4
Why reinvent the wheel. There are plenty of good computer training videos on the internet. The hard part is finding ones set at the appropriate level for seniors.
But try adding words like “training”, “how to” “tutorial” or the like.
If you do a general search you will get all web pages that may include some videos
After you get the results of your Google Search you can limit the search to only videos by clicking on the word “Videos” at the top of the page or you may have to click on “More” then “Videos”.
If on YouTube click on the Channel name to see other videos by the same Organisation or Author
Demonstration: Find a video on how to use the keyboard
Exercise: Find a video that shows the keyboard key repeat function
This is an example of a video that you would NOT show complete beginners
Windows History (Windows 1.0 - Windows 8) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqkkByP8RDM
Ideally this should be done on a web Site. Or in Favorites or Bookmarks in the Kiosk computers browser. But if you don't have a Web Site you can put a link in an email that you send to students or to yourself in the BFS kiosk. Or you can save links in a Word document. But it will not be much good if it is printed. You can NOT link from a piece of paper.
Show: My web site of links to videos http://geoff.greig.net.au/ Demonstrate How to put links to a video in a email, how to put links in a document
Exercise:Find a video on how to scroll, Put the link to the video in a email with the link text being “how to scroll”
For students that do not have the internet or have a limited download quota
If you can play a internet video you can capture it. Eg for You Tube Videos, Tube Enhancer http://www.tubeenhancer.com/ Note: Only works with Firefox, not Crome or IE
Show a demo
These saved files can then be put on a DVD or preferable a Memory Stick and given to students.
NOTE: If you use VLC Media player (http://www.videolan.org/) to play videos you can change the playback speed by pressing the + or - keys to pay it faster or slower. VLC maintains the sound at some of the faster and slower speeds and with a bit of practise you can lean from videos a 2 times speed so twice as fast.
Why make one?: Because you could not find one that is suitable. Because it may be quicker than looking for one
As it could take many training sessions to show how to make a Video I will only be just giving a general overview
There are many ways of making a video but I will classify them into offline and online (not using the internet and using the internet)
You don't even need a camera. What happens on your computer screen is recorded by a program on your computer. It may or may not be accompanied with voice. Eg http://camstudio.org/.
There are many others that have varying functionality.
These allow you to take pictures, sound, video clips, Text, captions, credits and the like and put them together any way you wish using multiple tracks and lots of effects.
Eg's Windows Movie Maker (comes with windows) Video pad Video Editor http://www.nchsoftware.com/videopad/index.html
This can be done with Webinar type software, like this current session (blackboard collaborate) or Google Hangout on Air
What is google hangout on Air?
It allows up to 10 people to talk together as well as seeing one another and an unlimited number of other people to see and hear what it going on. The session is recorded and can be watched by anyone during the live session and at anytime afterwards on You Tube. Any of the 10 people can show what is on there screen to everyone and any of the 10 people, with the other persons permission, can control that other persons computer. A video can be up to 4 hours and you can make as many videos as you like and it is completely FREE, but does require a Google account.