Learn to Make Educational Videos

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Welcome to my free and open-source video series "Video Production for Teachers and Professors." The videos of this course will teach you to make great-looking, effective teaching videos. They cover in detail all aspects of video production including screencasting, voice recording, video editing, and more. No prior experience is needed, and videos are meant for all teachers of all subjects.


Getting Started

Should you use videos to teach? What type of videos should you make? The answers will vary depending on subject area, students, and teaching style. The introductory videos of this series describe the three types of videos this series can teach you how to make, and includes an example of each. These videos will help you determine which type of video(s) is best for you and your students.

View the rest of the introductory videos

Once you've decided on what type of video you want to make, view the corresponding playlist of videos:

Playlist 1: The Pencil and Paper Video

The pencil and paper video takes the least time to make. You’ll only need your phone, a pencil, and paper. It's a great way to get started making educational videos, and a great way to teach if you teach mainly by writing and drawing.

View Playlist 1: Learning to Make Pencil and Paper Videos

What you'll need to make a pencil and paper video

Playlist 2: The Basic Screencast

Videos in this playlist will teach you how to produce whiteboard teaching videos using a tablet, a stylus, and (optionally) some sound equipment and a smartphone. The basic screencast video takes a little more time to make and requires learning to use a whiteboard app. It’s an ideal educational video style for those who need to quickly present a large amount of content using slides, images, and/or handwriting.

View Playlist 2: Learning to Make Basic Screencasts

Equipment and software for making a basic screencast

Playlist 3: The Advanced Screencast

The advanced screencast video takes longer to make but provides the most learning value and a more professional feel. An advanced screencast is similar to a basic screencast, but also involves writing a script, recording audio and video separately, and, optionally, using video editing software. No prior video production experience is needed to make these videos.

View Playlist 3: Learning to Make Advanced Screencasts

Equipment and software for making an advanced screencast

To Begin, Begin!

The production of high-quality teaching videos should not be the sole province of elite universities and professional production studios. You can produce great-looking, effective teaching videos for your students. Now lets get to work!