Much online teaching and science communication takes place in video format. Science podcasts are becoming ever more popular and show just how much scientific content can be transmitted in a purely audio format involving little production work.
We help you create simple podcasts. We explain both pedagogical and technical aspects of audio formats to allow you to create your own exciting podcasts.
Some examples from our studio:
Videos offer a wide range of opportunities to enrich your teaching by adding variety and making it more lively as well as reduce the amount of time required for in-presence teaching. Complex issues of science communication can be more easily visualized in videos and thus made more accessible to a wider target group.
For video production, we also have our own studio with a green screen as well as a wide range of equipment which you can borrow to produce videos in your own spaces.
Our current project for developing new standards for good teaching videos at TU Berlin offers additional workshops where you can focus on topics of your choice.
Simple screencasts and animations are an effective way to quickly present complicated issues. Screen recordings can help make your teaching more varied and flexible.
As a rule, all you need is a computer (laptop/PC), a good microphone, headphones and appropriate recording software. We will be happy to advise you on all technical and pedagogical questions as well as provide initial assistance in creating your own screencasts. Simple animations can be created using PowerPoint and Camtasia.
Information on recording screencasts can be found
The Online Teaching Team has been offering courses, workshops and advice on teaching and learning with digital media for more than a decade. Our main areas of focus are: ideas for blended-learning formats, media production (audio, video, screencasts)., e-exams, accessible digital teaching material and the benefits of learning management systems (ISIS/Moodle).
You can find useful information about using digital media from developing ideas through to the use of digital media in your teaching at TU Berlin in our wiki.
You can also attend one of our courses on digital teaching. The best ideas are often the result of trial and error and discussions with fellow teachers. Our courses offer plenty of scope for both.