As teachers around the world move into online teaching and learning, we must consider ways to modify our way of teaching. Writing and communicating in an online learning environment, while making connections with your students, is a very important first step. This is the second episode in a two-part series.
Video can help students connect with the concepts and provide an opportunity for teachers to engage and add opportunities to connect with their students.
How will teachers adapt their teaching in order to communicate and engage learners? What materials will teachers develop to ignite motivation with students? How will connections and community be built via online courses?
In this episode, Sean and Kelly talk with Christopher Bailey from Real Python. We will share tips and techniques for developing quality online videos for learners.
Ten Tips for Developing Video Content online:
- Make an outline
- Use a table of contents
- Use of slides and code editor
- Short video lengths
- Intro, teach, repeat
- Display the code -speeding it up
- Try out a repl that works well (B python for code completion)
- Remove the jargon make it audience specific
- Find your pacing
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"The goal of online communications is the same as the goal in face-to-face communications: to bond; to share information; to be heard, and to be understood. Fostering a sense of community in online classes will make the learning experience more meaningful for online students and help them stay connected during the life of the course."
- The Real Python Podcast – Real Python — A weekly Python podcast hosted by Christopher Bailey with interviews, coding tips, and conversation with guests from the Python community. The show covers a wide range of topics including Python programming best practices, career tips, and related software development topics.
- About Christopher Bailey – Real Python
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