Imagine yourself sitting in the front row of the audience watching a live theater play and you record the entire episode using your mobile phone or camcorder. Do you get the feeling of watching a movie when you replay the recording at home? Or to experiment further, show it to a friend or a family member who was not with you in the theater and show them the ‘movie’.
The difference between the classroom lecture delivery and an e-learning video is analogous to the difference between a stage play and a movie. You may not be the only one to fall into the trap of visualizing the recording of your classroom lecture as a fantastic e-learning content; even the best of the best T-schools in India have been under this self-deceptive syndrome for quite some time.
How do you prepare world-class e-learning content without being a techie? Just to soothe your nerves, you need to be as much a techie to produce e-learning content as Amitabh Bachchan needs technical knowledge for sending an e-mail or twitting his opinion or acting in front of a movie camera.
The only pre-requisite needed to produce the second-best quality e-learning content is that you need to be a good teacher first of all. And to produce near-best quality content, you need additionally a little bit of knowledge and practice of simple authoring tools, and few soft-touches of your mobile phone or record and stop buttons of your camcorder.