One of the biggest hurdles with becoming an online teacher, is creating the video content. We can dance around this notion all day long, but that’s the bottom line.
Maybe you’ve been frustrated because the technical overwhelm of teaching courses online left you all but crippled?
If that’s the case, hey, I get it.
I’m as a big of an IT nerd as they come, and I’ve still lost tons of hair teaching online courses.
The Biggest Problem, And The Most Technical Overwhelm, Derives From Creating Video Content.
This is especially true if you’re passionate about your topic, and just want to focus on creating beautiful content.
The last thing you want to deal with is finding a video recorder that doesn’t suck, even more foreboding is the idea that you’re expected to pay hand over fist for a screen casting software that’s worthy of your time.
Then, when everything is said and done, there are other technical hurdles.
Maybe you have framerate issues, audio distortion, or you can’t get your resolution quite right.
Worst Of All, Maybe You’re Ready To Knock Your Computer Out Cold.
The reality, is that technical overwhelm is probably the SINGLE biggest hurdle preventing more people from jumping into the online teaching world.
Which is why, Adobe Spark is the single BEST and BIGGEST thing to happen all year as far as I’m concerned.
If You’re Not Sure What The Hell Adobe Spark Is, Here’s The Scoop.
First of all, Adobe Spark is 100% free.
So you never have to pay a single red cent to use it.
Second of all, Adobe Spark makes creating beautiful video content a breeze.
And it’s not just any video content. It can be styled for as long as the day is, and everything is drag and drop simple.
Best Of All? Adobe Spark Is 100% Cloud Based. So You Never Have To Install Anything.
I have to admit, it’s never been as stressful getting a running Operating System to work with all of the tools you traditionally need to teach a course.
This is largely due to all of the different vendors, software updates, Operating System patches, and a screen casting software that have to work TOGETHER seamlessly. So essentially, your teaching setup might work one day, then BREAK the next day with an Operating System patch.
Seriously. It’s frustrating to the point of inertia.
Which is why, I’m quickly falling in the love with the idea of a CLOUD BASED video software that’s 100% free to use.
And, Adobe Spark Rocks! It Has A Ton Of Awesome Features Perfect For Teachers.
- 100% drag and drop, so you never have to fuss with any code.
- Built in music, so you can add music to your sales presentations and teaching tutorials without having to shell out boatloads of cash.
- More graphics, logos, icons, illustrations, and photos that you can shake a stick at, so your slides always look cool.
- Speaking of slides, there’s a ton of different slide options so you can easily stylize and customize your presentations to suit your fancy.
Maybe You’re Wondering How Difficult Adobe Spark Is To Use?
At the end of the day, if you can use Microsoft PowerPoint, then you can easily use Adobe Spark.
And, when you want to record your voice over the slides that you create in spark, all you have to do is speak into your microphone.
So you can design your class lectures, add some awesome graphics, then simply talk into your microphone when recording your slides.
So, everything you need is directly accessible.
Adobe Spark even properly cites any of the graphics that you use at the end of the slides, so you won’t get in any hot water if you use stock images for example that require that you give attribution.
Finally, Adobe Gives You Their Blessing To Use Adobe Spark To Create Online Courses!
Being a paranoid schizophrenic type, I emailed Adobe Spark to ask them if I was allowed to use their software to create video courses that I sell online.
They replied back with the quickness and let me know that it was 100% cool to do so, and they even offered to shoot them a message on Twitter and they would share the course with their followers.
I Mean… How Awesome Is That?
Sorry for the rant, but I think if you’re an online instructor, or if you want to be, you should definitely consider creating some content with Adobe Spark, or at least portions of your course with Adobe Spark.
You’ll quickly master Adobe Spark, so you can finally breeze through online courses, while actually having FUN and not pulling out your hair as a result of technical overwhelm.
Thanks so much for checking this out, and please have a great day!
Mike “Sparky” DeVincent