Three Plans for Designing Instructional Videos – Part III

As we have explored in part I and part II of this series, there are many ways to design instructional videos. These range from simple information delivery video, to more complex scenario-based learning experiences.

In the final article of this series, I explore how to use demonstration videos as a teaching technique while also allowing learners to try out their new skills and reinforce their learning.

Demonstration and You Try It

The most common example of the Demonstration and You Try It method is commonly seen on cooking television shows. The goal for the video is to demonstrate how to perform a skill, with the assumption that the viewers will follow along or try it on their own.

Within many common elearning settings, the use of this method can be quite effective and allow learners to see how new skills are performed and get support as they apply more of the skill on their own.

The following model and video describes how you can use this approach for designing instructional videos for the courses you teach.

Graphic of a Learning Environment Model for the Demonstration Method

Screenshot of LEM Demonstration Method video



This article series presented three ways you can plan and design instructional videos for courses you teach. Feel free to modify, adapt, and customize your needs and the needs of learners. 

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