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Creating Video for Teachers and Trainers: Producing Professional Video with Amateur Equipment by Tim Spannaus

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Chapter 1

Why Video? Why Now?

As a teacher or trainer, it might be easy to continue doing things the way we always have. Create a text-heavy PowerPoint, e-learning module, or other instructional media. Those things are easy, we're used to them, and they work the way we think. Written notes have been a mainstay of teaching for millennia. The reformatting of our notes to slides or web pages isn't challenging, we can do it quickly, and our audiences are mostly used to it.

Or are they? Video is everywhere. You can shoot video with your phone or digital camera and load it to YouTube or TeacherTube in minutes. Our learners do it, and they find text used as the principle teaching medium pretty boring, a step backwards.

We also know that our learners, ...

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