Creating connections is valuable in any learning environment. These can be connections between learners and information, learners and other learners, and learners and instructors. For the latter, particularly in online courses, one of the most common tools is the introductory video, the one where the instructor introduces the course.
What’s the purpose of this video? Is it to tell learners about the course? Maybe to put a sympathetic human face to the instructor’s name that learners see through out the course? Perhaps to introduce the first step or activity?
This goal for this LEM challenge is to design the ideal introductory video to an online course.
Some questions you might want to think about include:
- What is your desired experience for the viewers of the video?
- What is your overall purpose in creating this video? (I.e. what impact would you like for it to have on learning)
- Is the video something you an or want to re-use elsewhere in the course?
- What is the most important thing you want viewers to take away from the video?
- Do you want the viewing experience to be passive or active?
- What are some possible constraints for this design?
Time to Design: <10 min.
Number of Building Blocks Allowed: 5
Design Challenge Guidelines