Recording styles

Listed on this page is a range of media production styles (or designs) that are commonly utilised in Learning and Teaching.

Option 1: Presentation video

The Presentation style video is most common, it contains narration with a presentation of images or a person presenting or both images and personal presentation. It may be of benefit to the learner to physically recognise the presenter, observe the presenter demonstrating or alternatively you may feel that it is not necessary to include the image of a person presenting and just use narration over images instead.

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Option 2: Whiteboard video

A whiteboard or blackboard style video is one which includes notation, annotation, drawing or highlighting with a digital pen. Some teachers prefer this style of illustrating and demonstrating information and some learners find the style engaging. There are several technologies and workflows available for this style of video.

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Option 3: Interview video

An interview video consists of the recording of two or more people in conversation or in a question and answer dialogue. It is a style that is also very suitable to an audio only recording.

Interviewing an expert or industry professional can provide the basis for providing a "big picture" context or the introduction of key concepts for discussion or debate or narratives of first hand industry experience.

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Option 4: Software demo video

You may need to record a demonstration of the working of a particular piece of software.

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Option 5: On-location demo video

You may have a need to record the demonstration of clinical or laboratory procedures, this is very common in the Health and Physical Sciences or you may need to record on a location off campus or in an area where the location and setting of the recording is of importance to the teaching and learning.

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Option 6: Audio recording

Audio only recordings are a flexible, mobile friendly narration based way to provide information. There are a number flexible options available for you to create your podcast.

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Option 7: Learner-generated video

Student produced video can encourage an authentic learning experience and encourage deep learning through dialogic practice, digital story telling and individual and group presentations.

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Option 8: External Video Production

Student produced video can encourage an authentic learning experience and encourage deep learning through dialogic practice, digital story telling and individual and group presentations.

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