Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Virtual Presentations: Design and Production Tips

What It Looks Like and Sounds Like: Tweaking Design Elements and Production Values for Virtual Education

Wednesday, August 17, 2:00pm EDT.


Although online education–webinars, YouTube, Blackboard, Moodle, iTunes, podcasts–is relatively new, the foundations for designing effective programs go back decades, and even centuries. What can we learn from radio newscasters, graphic designers, poets, filmmakers, printers, actors, musicians, and painters to improve the look, sound, and feel of our virtual programs?

Even if you don't have training in graphic design and sound engineering, you can improve the effectiveness of your virtual education programs with a few neat tricks.

Topics: Create checklists and agendas, address production issues before, during, and after, apply classic rules of legibility and commercial design to 21st Century presentations, upgrade sound and recording issues, and collect more practical technology tips.

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