I am part of the ALT lab team helping to facilitate the ongoing Online Learning Experience (OLE). As part of the OLE we are creating intro videos to demonstrate how you might create a sense of social presence for your students.
I made a couple of decisions in thinking through this process. First I decided to create it using just my iPad (and iOs’ iMovie) to demonstrate that if you have a smartphone or a tablet chances are you can access apps that will allow you to create a quick video just like this. I also decided to create a “picture in picture” effect for several reasons. One because I did not want my face to occupy the entire screen and also because recent research indicates that there are added benefits in making both the course content and the instructor visible.
So as you start to think about creating your own videos what choices are you going to make?