This Essentials Programs spans three 90-minute sessions. In the first session, you’ll examine learning theory and discuss how it dovetails with media psychology to draw some general principles on what multimedia learning content should look and sound like. You’ll learn how podcasts are created and the three communication tools for conveying learning in a podcast.
In the second session, you’ll look at what equipment you need for an office podcasting studio, with an emphasis on affordability before moving onto video. You’ll learn some basics on how video works as a communication medium and then discuss how video can aid learning, including what topics work and don’t work on video.
In the third session, you’ll learn about the video production process and what equipment you need to create video that looks professional. After this, you’ll look at web reading principles and how consumers read text on the screen. You’ll learn general principles for creating web text that people want to read rather than ignore.
The program is interactive and led in a way to foster collaboration between participants as well as draw expertise from the presenter. You’ll receive access to an online resource center that features follow-up video content for each session, interviews with leading media experts, and a downloadable workbook to accompany them through the program.
The Essentials of Podcasts, Video, and Writing for the Web is the ideal grounding for learning professionals preparing for the Multimedia for Learning Professionals Certificate.
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