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The British are coming! (And they like the Little Prompter.)

Josh Hicks is a camera guru.  I’ve never met him, but I’ve now seen some of his tech reviews and he’s a bright and talented guy.  He unboxes, demonstrates, reviews, modifies, and uses, the Little Prompter in about 8 minutes.  If you’re a video pro and debating about a teleprompter for under $200, you gotta watch his review.

Josh Hicks Reviews the Little Prompter
Josh gives the Little Prompter a thorough test run, and raves about it.

(Note:  The Little Prompter does work well with any pro and pro-sumer camera–even if the weight shifts backwards a little–but this gave Josh a chance to highlight his impressive 3D design skills.)

 

 

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The Little Prompter & Your iPad

Most ipads and tablets have a great built-in camera. The Little Prompter can slide neatly over your ipad, so the camera can look through the Little Prompter’s glass. You still need a smart device with a teleprompter app to rest on the Little Prompter’s tray, and be able to stand your ipad up, but the Little Prompter is defintely able to help you have a flawless delivery using your ipad or tablet!

Here’s another shot of it from the side:
LP on iPad Sideview Dining Room Table_for web

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Who should be on camera in your Instructional Video?

Effective instructional videos can vary in style.  This short video, inspired by an Arizona State University study, reveals preferences and effectiveness in two different styles:

  1. Should you teach to the camera/viewer or
  2. Should you teach a student who is also on camera and film that interaction?

This video featuring Dann Hurlbert, Carleton College’s Media & Design Guru succinctly recaps a 2018 study from ASU’s Katelyn M Cooper, Lu Ding, Michelle Stephens, Michelene T. H. Chi, and Sara E Brownell.  And, you bet, Dann used a Little Prompter to ensure a flawless delivery.

*this blog post was originally posted on Carleton College’s Academic Technology Blog

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Facing Instructional Videos

In my role at Carleton College, I work directly with faculty to help them plan, produce, and evaluate darn-good instructional videos.  One topic that often comes up is “should I include my face in the video?”  My gut answer is . . . “yes.”  Various studies indicate videos with faces are preferred by students, and any chance we have to help students enjoy their learning, the better.  Here’s a short video that brings all that research together into a single, easily consumable nugget:

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