Scientific Continuing Education and Cooperation(ZEWK)

Creating Teaching Videos: Workshops and Support

As the University’s Online Teaching Team, we are here to support you in creating, editing and publishing your teaching videos. We offer tailored workshops for individual academic chairs to examine the possibilities of using teaching videos and also provide practical guidance on using the equipment and software required.
We advise you on concepts for your videos and also help you find the right format. TU members are provided with the equipment they need to produce their videos as well as advising on its use, free of charge.

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Our Course Offers

Our user-friendly courses provide a chance to learn new and innovative methods for teaching by showing you how to edit your videos, use a camera or incorporate simple animations.

How we can help you...

These are just some of the areas where we offer advising and workshops:

  • Teaching videos
  • Screencasts
  • Films for labs and experiments
  • Interviews and panel discussions
  • Teaching videos and simple animations
  • Videos and podcasts as assessed coursework
  • Video essays for science communication
  • Videos for conferences or events

Didn’t find what you are looking for? Write to us to arrange an individual advising session.

 

Borrowing equipment

Are you looking to produce a screencast for one of your courses but don’t have the equipment you need? Or perhaps you would like to find out about and try out different microphones for recording your lectures?

We have a wide range of microphones, cameras, tripods, an editing computer etc. for creating screencasts, videos and audio recordings. You are welcome to take a look and try them out. It may also be possible to borrow equipment to create your teaching materials.

 

The Online Teaching Team’s wiki

Check out our regularly updated wiki for tips about online teaching.

 

Background and project aim

Background

Videos for independent learning should not only convey content and factual knowledge: they should also stimulate reflection and the transfer of theory into practice, motivate active participation, and much more besides. At the same time, they also use image and sound to establish a personal connection to teachers and thus offer an important social interface in the digital teaching environment.

Creating learning videos is not primarily a technical process, although a certain level of technical know-how is required. Above all, a good learning video requires a focus and a creative presentation of content and structure. After all, a good educational video is more than just filming a lecture. The initial extra effort required is well worthwhile as videos can then be reused over several years as digital teaching material.

 

Project goal

The goal of the project is to develop standards and descriptions of processes for creating videos, format-specific instructions and teaching recommendations. Thematic workshops and workshops for academic chairs show instructors how to independently create video material. The workshops adopt a practical approach adapted to the requirements of teaching specific subject areas and focus on how to use a camera, edit videos and even use simple animations. Teachers also have the option to develop these basic skills in our advanced courses. The Online Teaching Team at TU Berlin has produced a wiki as a resource offering tips, tools and useful information about digital teaching.

The project is offered as part of the Berlin Quality and Innovation Initiative (QIO).

 

Online Teaching Team

The Online Teaching Team has been offering courses, workshops and advice on teaching and learning with digital media for more than a decade. Our focus is on the following areas: 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 our courses on digital teaching. The best ideas are often the result of trial and error and discussions with other teachers. Our courses offer plenty of scope for both.