One of the biggest worries people have when creating an online course is being on camera and presenting their teaching material. It's a funny thing because we can teach classes, sometimes to hundreds of people... and that's easy, but place a camera in front of someone and ask them to teach looking at a lens, well, that changes everything.
But there are other options to get round you being on camera throughout the tutorial. For starters, you can use a presentation and just record your voice. Now, I personally don't really like that option because it can be very, very boring for your viewer or your student who has to look at a slideshow (a PowerPoint).
What you can do is a bit of a compromise so you could just film an introduction or just a snippet of you talking to camera, introducing the module.
It doesn't have to be long, it could be 10 to 30 seconds, but it does add a more engaging dimension to the video which can really make a difference when it comes to retention statistics. If you really want to, you could add a summary at the end if you're up for it. There's still a presentation, a PowerPoint, in the middle but at least the students can see who they are speaking to, and it's a lot more personal and definitely more engaging than slides.
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Jonathan Rose is the founder of Online Courses That Sell. When he’s not serving his 1:1 clients, running the Online Course Bootcamp or filming a course with his crew he's hanging out with his 7 yr old daughter, drinking cheap coffee or just chilling out in and around Manchester, UK.