W2. Convert your Power Point into a Youtube video
In my previous post, the idea was to reflect about if I have the mobile learning competencies and skills needed. The first task for week 2 was convert a Power Point presentation into a Youtube video.
Why should we convert a Power Point into a Youtube video?
During the week 2 the topic is Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs). Most of us have presentations that we use for a face-to-face training. Turning your presentations into a video format can make these presentations into a reusable objects and can be used along different contexts, not only during face to face trainings. Another goodie of converting a ppt into a Youtube video is that it can be accessible from any platform and most of mobile phones can reproduce Youtube videos.
Some important recommendations when creating a video:
- Keep videos short, up to 5-10 minutes in length.
- Focus on just a single topic
This is my presentation converted into Youtube video
Here is the presentation
How to convert your power point into a Youtube video
There are different ways to do it.
Video created by Rob Power
My power point today wasn’t in the mood to work properly today. That’s why I had to do the following workaround.
- Upload your presentation in Google Drive as a presentation
- Start your presentation
- Open Quicktime and start a screen recording. You have to set up the recording preferences so you record your voice during the presentation.
- Once you’re done, use Quicktime to trim the video
- Upload your video on Youtube.
And that’s it.