1. Plan a video or screencast of no more than 4 minutes for inclusion in the course materials you are developing. Examples to think about:
    • A video signpost to introduce a topic and to establish rapport between the author of the materials and prospective learners
    • Demonstrating a skill or technique
    • Providing tips or guidelines for preparing a complex activity or assignment
    • Guidelines or motivation for mastering a difficult concept
    • A screen cast illustrating how to use software, complete an online task, or generate an audio track for a few slides
    • A compilation of snippets of existing OER video from leading thinkers in your field
  2. Develop a simple text-based story board for your video to determine the sequence of ideas.
    • For ideas on how to get start with your plan, consider downloading Mel Aclaro’s two-column storyboard template.
    • Script what you plan to say.
    • Identify useful visual material.
  3. Create your video or screencast.
    • Incorporate a minimum of two existing OER assets (images, audio tracks, or video). Note the license, metadata, and url for attribution purposes.
    • Hardware: We do not require high-end video production for this learning challenge.
      • You can use a computer webcam or the video recording function on a personal digital camera or smartphone.
      • If you don’t have a camera, consider creating a screencast using an online service like Screenr. If you use Screenr, remember to publish your screencast to YouTube and apply an open license.
    • Software: You can use any available video editing software.
      • There are a number of free video editing programs you could use (see for example here.)
      • You may want to use YouTube’s online video editor. Note you can remix any YouTube video with a Creative Commons license, which is an easy way to generate snippets from longer videos.
    • Investigate a few Creative Commons videos to see how material reused in the video is attributed, usually displayed in the credits at the end of the video.
  4. Publish your video online using an open content license. Note that if you are using YouTube, you will only be able to remix resources licensed under a CC BY license and your derivative work must be licensed under a CC BY license.
  5. Remember to share your learning journey with our community by posting regularly on WEnotes below, OERu forums or Twitter and include the hash tag “ds4oer” where appropriate.

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