How to: Video learning template

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Video recording a lecture can be a relatively simple method for:

  1. making a lecture accessible to people who couldn’t attend the live event,
  2. enabling people to review lecture content,
  3. record a guest or significant lecture or,
  4. running a course in multiple instances.

Pay careful consideration to audio quality, as well as the image quality of any slides being used. It may be necessary to record audio, slides and the speaker separately, and if audience participation is expected, a way of recording audio from the audience may be necessary.

Please note. Many RMIT lecture theatres are setup to record lectures through the audio visual system. If this method is of interest to you, please refer to the RMIT Lecture Capture method.

The following list covers all practical ways to record a lecture ( most of the equipment indicated below can be borrowed from AV Loans ):

  1. A laptop with a webcam and a screen recording application such as QuickTime Pro, Captivate (free through GetIT), Camtasia or others.
  2. A camcorder and tripod
  3. An audio recorder on the presenter, such as wireless lapel microphone connected to a recorder, a mobile phone with an audio recording application placed in the presenter’s pocket, or an ‘on board’ microphone at the presenter’s computer.
  4. A portable audio recorder for audience questions and participation, such as a handheld wireless microphone connected to an audio recorder or a mobile phone with an audio recording application.
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