MOOC: the role of video
1 Introduction

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0 A previous note
This is not a good video tutorial on how to castrate or how to edit it. It is a conceptual issue about the role of video in a MOOC, and several tips to make them efficiently. Make easy the development of a video decisive contribution to the sustainability of the assembly of a MOOC.
There are four stages in the development of any video:

Planning - Recording - Editing - Publication

In real life many times the first and third do not exist, the second simplifies (notes and records), and the fourth is a keypress (upload to YouTube or Vimeo)
For a couple of years, with (a) the increased bandwidth and mobile residential, (b) the transformation of mobile phones into smartphones, (c) ease of recording content, and (d) availability of unlimited free web space, the video has become a key element of the Internet and Web 2.0. Since long video documentary, promotional videos to viralitzants.
The video is a key element in MOOC. Of course there are other standard documents such as PDF (potential texts with images and tables), Powerpoint presentations types, etc. But the video that gives more power to a massive open online course.
Naturally the first thing that comes to mind is a video if something brings value to a text or a presentation. Depending on the case, maybe or maybe not, but something must contribute, because the number of videos available to teach anything, however small, is increasing. Today, rather than manual check was on youtube and search for a key word or topic.
See the speaker's face, and hear his voice, provides a feeling of closeness and in many cases creates an increased interest in the topic being studied. On the other hand, the slow pace often means that knowledge acquisition can be more relaxed. For the same reason, there are situations in which it is preferable for certain people receiving information in text format type.
As text is editable or display indefinitely, a video is difficult to modify, and if it does it shows. This puts it at a disadvantage compared to the text or presentation made ​​"slides" which are reusable. The video is hardly reusable, and is more in time passes. However, if you keep the original recordings (clips) may be reused later.
Until recently edited a video from several clips was heavy. However, new tools, both linked with computers and tablets, and even smartphones, allowing the creation of videos with a relative effort (see

How to Record Screencast Videos On Your iPhone or iPad). All this makes the video production can be done autonomously now a sustainable and actually funny.
To make videos for MOOC (or Moodle or any training activity), the institution may provide equipment and technical support located in a specific physical. However, in a MOOC are many short videos, which makes the tedious task of using institutional equipment, aside from being able to have limitations on times and dates. Our view is that a small teaching team that wants to make videos for MOOCs should have an autonomous capacity, using relatively inexpensive equipment. The videos must have a minimum quality, but it should not be candidates for any prize curmetratge each.
And fundamental before creating a video, you need to make a script, think about what you say (except that it is a PPT commented that this has been done in the generated PPT).
Although we formally consider it a video "youtube", depending on the production process we have several kinds:
Created directly from the editing of clips recorded with a camera.
The created from a recording of what happens to the computer (for example, commenting on a PPT presentation)
The sound created by utilities that add to a PPT presentation
Generated by any application on the tablet (egjuanmemol videos like this)
The first type, we can consider at least:

- Bust talking isolated (selfcasting)

- Bust a corner talking with each other PPT Slide

- Bust talking on a background effect obtained by Chroma.

- Small Natural assets-report

- Dialogue and debate between several people

- The first three can be considered as a video exhibition
Created from the record what happens on your computer, if PPT is a presentation videocomentada (screencasting)
As for the video itself ...

- They must be short and contain only an idea or a few ideas

- Sun requested that are in HD quality (HD)
3.1 The experience of C4D
The Chair of Culture and Scientific Communication Digital Girona have different equipment and software:

- Camera DSLR photography that records HD video

- Directional microphone connected to the camera photos, and if you need another audio input

- Camera not easy professional HD video

- Camera overhead to record experiments and project documents

- Camera Photo / Video recording HD video simple

- Wall paper lined green for Chroma Effect

- Stools, tables, utensils

And of course, members of the Department have smartphones that records video in HD quality.
As we are in favor of free software, we try to combine the use of proprietary operating systems (Mac OS X or Windows) with the free operating system Linux (Ubuntu)
Once recorded a video clip is saved in duplicate in two USB external drives. Never lose what you have recorded !! Make at least two copies of all creation.
The video editing was done with iMovie program on multiple computers with MAC OS X. Mavericks (January 2014). We may also use OpenShot Ubuntu (rather simple) or Kdenlive (more complex)
Burning PPT presentations videocomentades brilliant Quicktime (Mac OS X) or RecordMyDesktop (Ubuntu)
We generate the subtitle SRT file and uploading it to YouTube following the appropriate instructions.
Because everything we do we try to have it on free license Creative Commons, we must also free music. For this, we look at Jamendo.
Oh! to convert video from one format to another format ... we use WinFF in Ubuntu. Warning: you may need to install AC3 audio codec.
3.2 TIPS
Video Recording: webcams are good. Sometimes a laptop well. Currently (January 2014) with a GoPro camera wifi can be a good complement.
Effect Chroma. provides extra versatility and quality videos.
We must put an introductory clip or image to start the video, and another at the end, if you can.
The talking heads with images of presentation usually little conspicuous.
What does the speaker feel good is very important. A good sound is as important to a good image. If the sound fails, fail the video.
You do not need more than one camera to make a video. Currently mixing "in situ" images requested several cameras have expensive equipment. It is better, if possible, a scene repeated with the same camera, from another point of view.
It is not advisable to mix brands of cameras, because they provide small differences in color and texture. If you use several cameras in a video, it is better to use the same type of camera (iphone, android, tablet, DSLR, simple photo-video camera, etc.)
Teleprompter: in the case of "speaking bust", or for example when recording a video to introduce a topic or lesson, you can prepare a good PPT presentation with lyrics that big contiguous phrase to phrase, what has been said . So someone can go through the presentation, the rhythm of the speaker (a bit advanced). It can also be projected on a screen behind the camera, in front of the speaker. Or you can let the script written on a blackboard or cardboard. There are also programs the teleprompter, but his speed automatic makes the speaker is not parallel to the program. There are downloadable applications on your computer, and other "online", such as
You can see our space to record videos with Chroma, the blog of the future MOOC course on science and magic "Magic, Science and Secrets Confesables"
Plan Recording once planned MOOC course and thought how OER will be for each submodule, prepare a spreadsheet with approximate dates of each video recording equipment, and the people that is involved, along with its location and other needs. This allows grouped in a single day or in a given period of recording material, which can be edited later quietly.
Searching the web is not difficult to find specific courses on the production of educational videos nature. Beyond that provide practical recommendations based on the experience of C4D is interesting to know what they say professional video editing.
Course COMA UNED "Mini-video teaching modules: a critical elements in the design of a MOOC (2nd ed.)" Https:// -II / which is also associated with the platform OpenUpEd
See the introduction to the course In particular, note the module creation itself, the youtube playlist com / playlist? PLTZ0RhyaDMNu7w83nBJEMJuBkO1yL4Xi_ list =
Course "DIGA 160 Video Production" by the World Education University registration process to the WEU is very slow! Must answer a long questionnaire
Some we have already mentioned in section 3.
Aside from having the video on YouTube as a repository of unlimited space, there are online services that offer interesting variations in presentations videocomentades. For example, SlideShark provides a very easy way to share a presentation videocomentada for Apple phones and tablets. The same company, Brainshark makes it possible to go directly to a specific slide of a presentation videocomentada. Knovio is another such utility.
The same can edit YouTube videos (if more cumbersome, but I'm sure with time it will become very easy). They use Adobe Premiere Express.
You can also make a video from photos with stunning transitions among others ... for instance, there is Animoto.
See the label "video" of the blog and the blog
In particular:

Making videos for a MOOC: some basic tips

How Do We Make More Than Video Views Online Education?