Exploring the Diverse World of Educational Video Types
by Omer Faruk Gokmen on Sep 21, 2023 8:51:20 AM
We are in the new technology and discovery age which requires us to put great emphasis on education. In this regard, educational videos have become more effective and beneficial. Whether you're a lifelong learner, a curious mind, a company looking for educational opportunities for your customers, or a student seeking clarity, educational videos are designed to ignite your understanding and captivate your imagination. From intricate scientific concepts to practical life skills, each video is a gateway to enlightenment. At Greenmusk, we deliver educational training services to eliminate bounds and pursue the knowledge which will become an exhilarating adventure. In this blog, we will dive into educational video types that we create alongside the various formats and styles which caters to different learning objectives and audiences. Here are some common types of educational videos and a general overview of how they are created:
1- Training Videos
Training videos are ideally suited for onboarding new employees and introducing new hires to your company culture. They can also teach current employees new workplace skills, such as how to use a new software application. In addition, training videos are frequently used to educate and inform on cybersecurity systems and processes, imperative for the modern business environment. Whatever style a training video is developed towards, the key is to make the information clear and concise. Because training videos are typically meant for employees, and not the public, they are usually not published on YouTube or other free video hosting sites. It is beneficial to use a professional video management platform for managing, hosting, and streaming training videos.
2- ScreenCast or Screen Recordings
Screencasts, or screen recordings, are ideal for showing individuals how to use various software application features. Screencasts can be made fairly easily and are very inexpensive or even free, as they are essentially just a recording of the actions being performed on a computer monitor screen. The raw video recording can be edited and flourished with shape animations providing a unique visual appealing to the eye.
3- Lecture-style Videos
Lecture-style videos are like virtual classroom sessions where an instructor delivers content, explanations, and demonstrations. These can be enhanced with visual aids like slides, diagrams, and animations. To create these videos we write a script or outline the content we want to cover. Then, we record the instructor delivering the content using a camera or screen recording software. Lastly, we edit the video to add visual aids, transitions, and any necessary edits.
4- Animated Videos
Animated videos use visual animations, characters, and graphics to explain complex concepts in an engaging and simplified manner. They can be particularly effective for explaining abstract or scientific topics. For this type of video, we develop a script that outlines the key points and concepts you want to convey. Second step is to create or source animations, characters, and graphics. Lastly, we use animation software to bring these elements to life, syncing them with the script.
5- Explainer Videos
Explainer videos are short concise videos that clarify a concept, process, or idea in a simple and straightforward manner. They often use a combination of visuals, animations, and narration. In order to do that, we distill the key points you want to explain into a clear and concise script. In addition, we choose visuals, animations, or graphics that visually support the narration. The last step is to use video editing software to synchronize the visuals and narration.
6- Tutorial or How-To Videos
Tutorial videos provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform specific tasks or skills. They often show demonstrations and guide viewers through practical processes. For creating such videos, we plan the sequence of steps you want to cover in the tutorial, record the process, capture each step, and finally, explain it clearly and edit the video to remove any unnecessary pauses or mistakes.
7- Interactive Videos
Interactive videos allow viewers to engage with the content by making choices that affect the outcome or by interacting with elements within the video itself. In order to create those videos we plan the interactive elements and branching paths. After this step, we use specialized interactive video platforms or software to create the interactive experience.
8- Whiteboard Videos
Whiteboard animation is a particular type of explainer video and pretty much does what it says on the tin – images, diagrams and words are drawn onto a crisp, white background using a sharp black marker pen. The blacks are accented with a red marker or other punchy colors that stand out against the black and white. The images illustrate a spoken voice-over script that can be heard above the animation. The drawings bring concepts to life in a highly visual way using instantly recognisable symbols and images to add to and reinforce the central messages of the script. Whiteboard video animations aim to utilize several parts of our intelligences at once - auditory, visual, and to some degree kinesthetic, to hopefully cater to many different types of learners.
9- Video presentations
Not everyone can attend or view a lecture or presentation when it is first performed. Video presentations are just recordings of the presentation that can then be viewed at any time in the future by those who need or want to see it but missed the original presentation. Understandably, these types of instructional videos are typically much longer than any of the videos mentioned above, and usually consist only of an individual giving a presentation on stage. They require a larger investment of time and attention from viewers, but do serve a valuable instructional purpose.
Remember, the specific tools and software used for creating these videos can vary widely. Choose tools that suit your content type and your familiarity with video editing or animation software. High-quality audio, clear visuals, engaging narration, and well-structured content are essential elements in creating effective educational videos. In our collection of educational videos, we distill complex subjects into digestible insights, making learning an enriching and accessible experience. Through meticulously crafted visual aids, expert explanations, and engaging narratives, we unravel intricate topics and present them in a way that resonates with diverse audiences. From tutorial-style videos that guide you through hands-on processes, to thought-provoking documentaries that shed light on the past and present, our videos offer a pathway to enlightenment. Explore, absorb, and empower yourself with the knowledge that our educational videos provide—a gateway to expanding horizons and fostering a lifelong love for learning.