How to teach an online course
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How to teach an online course

Make professional instructional videos – on an amateur budget…
4.2 (233 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,862 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2014
English
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What Will I Learn?
Create a home studio on a budget
Achieve professional-quality video and audio
Become an effective online educator
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Requirements
  • Enthusiasm, dedication, determination to achieve the best results possible
Description

You want to make online courses, tutorials or demos but you don’t know where to begin? Top-selling instructor, Huw Collingbourne, reveals the secrets of making professional videos on an amateur budget. Huw has taught more than 43,000 students on Udemy. He recorded all his videos single-handedly in a tiny room at home with budget-priced equipment. If Huw can do it, so can you. This course shows you how.

Covers…

  • Cameras
  • Microphones
  • Lighting
  • Backdrops
  • Create a home studio
  • Solving audio problems
  • Video editing
  • Screencasting
  • Scripting
  • Presenting
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to teach online
  • Existing online teachers who want to improve video and audio quality
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 01:07:49
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Getting Started
1 Lecture 03:32

You want to teach online but you don’t know where to get started – that’s what this course explains!

Preview 03:32
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Video and audio
4 Lectures 29:13

Cameras come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Don’t be too eager to buy an expensive model.

Preview 08:21

You’ll need a stand to keep your camera stable. Here I explain how to choose and use a tripod.

Tripods
02:43

Good audio is vital for an online course. Here I explain some of the microphones you might want to consider.

Microphones
12:40

If you need to take action videos a super-portable camera such as a GoPro is just the ticket. As I explain here, you can even ‘wear’ a GoPro!

Make action videos with a GoPro Camera
05:29
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Setting up a home studio
2 Lectures 19:08

One of the characteristics of a poorly made course is that it uses bad lighting. Here I explain how to avoid that problem.

Lighting
11:08

Maybe you don’t have the space for a dedicated video studio. No problem! Here I show how I set up a studio in a cramped and noisy corner of my house.

The home studio (a look behind the scenes)
08:00
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Editing and presenting
2 Lectures 15:56

You will need some video-editing software and you may also want to record from your computer screen. That’s the subject of this lesson.

Software and Screencasting
06:11

So you are sitting in front of your camera and now it’s time to start talking. Should be simple? Or maybe not…

Presenting
09:45
About the Instructor
Huw Collingbourne
4.2 Average rating
2,273 Reviews
50,376 Students
11 Courses
Director of Technology, SapphireSteel Software

Huw Collingbourne is the technology director at SapphireSteel Software, developers of the “Sapphire” Ruby IDE for Visual Studio and the “Amethyst” IDE for the Adobe Flash Platform. He is author of The Book Of Ruby from No Starch Press. He runs Bitwise Courses and teaches courses on a range of programming topics.

Huw has been a programmer for more than 30 years. He is a well-known technology writer in the UK. For over ten years he wrote the Delphi and Java programming column for PC Plus Magazine. He has also written numerous opinion and programming columns (including tutorials on C#, Smalltalk, ActionScript and Ruby) for a number of computer magazines, such as Computer Shopper, Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine, PC Pro, and PC Plus. He is the author of the free ebook The Little Book of Ruby and is the editor of the online computing magazine Bitwise.

In the 1980s he was a pop music journalist and interviewed most of the New Romantic stars, such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam Ant, Boy George, and Depeche Mode. He is now writing a series of New Romantic murder mysteries.

At various times Huw has been a magazine publisher, editor, and TV broadcaster. He has an MA in English from the University of Cambridge and holds a 2nd dan black belt in aikido, a martial art which he teaches in North Devon, UK. The aikido comes in useful when trying (usually unsuccessfully) to keep his Pyrenean Mountain Dogs under some semblance of control.