2018 Special Lecture: Introduction to online course video creation

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Cross Jeffrey Scott 
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Course description and aims

A number of courses on campus require students to make videos for their homework but to our knowledge no other campus course teaches students how to make videos using video story-telling. Please enroll in this course if you are interested in learning how to make educational videos and video story-telling. This course uses online materials to learn about educational technology (edtech), educational video planning, production and editing to create a video. This course is supported by Tokyo Tech Online Educational Development Office (OEDO) and periodically may make use of its facilities. Students will make two videos during the class.

Student learning outcomes

learning management systems (open edX, Canvas), story-boarding, project management, educational video pre-production/production/post-production, use of Adobe Premier video editing software, videography


Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Small Private Online Course (SPOC), video creation, Adobe Premier, e-learning, edX, blended learning, project based learning

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

lecture, online learning materials are studied individually before class, video-making workshop, group work and final project

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction to online learning, edX, course syllabus, course questionnaire, assessment, groupwork, student introductions and motivation edX online learning materials
Class 2 learning management system (LMS), open edX, MOOC, SPOC, MOOC providers (edX), video pre-production (script and story board), course content creation video pre-production, storyboarding
Class 3 video production video pre-production, course content creation
Class 4 video production workshop and fieldwork video production
Class 5 video post-production (editing and review), graphics, animation video production, graphics, animation
Class 6 video post-production workshop including editing video editing
Class 7 group video presentation and discussion video and oral presentation



Reference books, course materials, etc.

A separate course website on edx edge is available during the 2nd quarter, please contact the instructor for access to it.

Assessment criteria and methods

attendance 20%, participation 20%, making two videos: 60 sec. self-introduction (promotion) and 3 min educational video 60%

Related courses

  • LAH.H310 : Special Lecture: Introduction to edX online course creation

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

English conversation ability is needed, familiarity with online learning (MOOCs, SPOC), video shooting and video editing software are helpful, ability to work in a group to create an educational video and plan a project is helpful.


Course enrolment is limited to 20 students due to group work component. This course is partically supported by the Tokyo Tech Online Education Development Office (OEDO) that makes MOOCs on edX. Students who complete this course with a grade of 80% or higher and have taken LAH.H310 are eligible to receive a Graduate Student Assistant -Developer certificate awarded by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.

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