Sergio Luján Mora

Profesor Titular de Universidad

Creation of educational videos: tools and tips

Sergio Luján-Mora
Abstract Book of the 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (Edulearn 2012), p. 1365, Barcelona (Spain), July 2-4 2012. ISBN: 978-84-695-3176-1.
(EDULEARN'12b1) Congreso internacional / International conference


With the education scenario in evolution and continuous change, and with more and more people turning to the Internet as a primary source of learning and knowledge, many institutions of higher education are using video to transmit their message. According to some recent findings, almost 70 percent of Internet users watch videos online frequently. Moreover, young adult internet users between 18 and 29 year olds, continue to be the heaviest consumers of online video. Since 2007, educational videos have also experienced considerable growth, from 22% of online adults watching this type of video in 2007 to 38% watching in 2009. Therefore, online videos are a great opportunity to improve the educational process. Nowadays, it is not necessary to have the support of a video production company or the knowledge of an expert to make quality online videos. All this creates a huge opportunity for education. Any teacher with a normal computer can produce and publish quality videos that can reach a broader audience. Besides, online videos are a perfect way of reaching our students “in their bedrooms”. In this paper, different aspects of educational online videos are explored. Firstly, the production of an educational video is explained step by step, from the definition of the objectives to the making and the online publishing of the video. Then, different tools that can help to make educational videos are presented. The use of YouTube’s annotations to link different videos to create interactive videos is explained. Finally, some advices to enhance the production of educational videos are provided.