JUNE 16, 2016
Videos have always been effective where high-fidelity content is required. And with most platforms now failing to support Flash, videos have also become a technical means of including media-rich, vector-based, closely audio-synched animations (or for that matter any other type of animation) into multi-device eLearning. eLearning Responsive VideosSo before going any further, let’s establish the two ways […].
Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real
OCTOBER 16, 2007
I was recently asked what video format to use and particularly about the differences between the Flash Video Format (FLV) and Windows Media - WMV Format. In The Rise of Flash Video - Tom Green tells us: This is not to say QuickTime and Windows Media are dead technologies. They aren't by a long shot, but when it comes to putting video on the web, the Flash Player has rapidly become the only game in town. Market Penetration The Flash player is installed on a higher percentage of end user computers than any other video format.
Screencast of the Week - Tom Green Bends Flash Video
AUGUST 30, 2009
Tom made a screencast for Layers Magazine - The How-To Magazine For Everything Adobe about 'Bending Flash Video in After Effects'. This week's Screencast of the Week comes from the wonderful Mr. Tom Green. You can read the article and see his screencast here , or click the screenshot below. Very informative tutorial! Congrats on being this week's Screencast of the Week, Tom!
How to Develop Interactive Marketing Collateral (PDF) Using Adobe Acrobat Pro
JUNE 15, 2016
Make Flash Videos Load Faster In eLearning Courses – Free Presentation. Most of the marketing collateral sales people use on-field is in the Portable Document Format (PDF) documents. These PDFs are usually content heavy, and may contain images, but don’t have any interactive elements such as click on tabs, single select, or multiple select. Let us see how.
Green Screen on a Shoestring: Part III, Production
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
MAY 21, 2015
In the previous installment of this series, we provided a purchasing "checklist" for setting up a green screen video production studio. Part III of this tutorial series explains the production steps for recording, editing, processing and encoding video for use in Adobe Captivate eLearning lessons. Step 4: Import the video into Adobe Premiere CS4 for editing and processing.
HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)
JANUARY 20, 2014
One of the most significant issues holding back wide deployment of HTML5-compatible video was the disparity of support between browsers. Back in 2011 , we opined on the best approach to deliver video online which, at that time, was using Flash. About a year later, we furthered our thoughts on web-delivered video noting how the HTML5 movement had made solid progress. All major browsers now support MP4/h.264 video. See this page on the JWPlayer (formerly ‘Longtail Video’) website, specifically #2 “Media Formats”). Now with web video (i.e.
12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools
DECEMBER 25, 2014
When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. iMovie allows you to turn your home video into your favorite film with just a few clicks. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Easily records your screen and features great video editing options when you need to create a professional video for your online course. iMovie. Chirbit. ScreenFlow. Windows Movie Maker.
20+ eLearning Tools and Resources
JULY 24, 2014
Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! With iSpring Solutions, you can easily and quickly publish PowerPoint presentations to web-based formats and build adaptive flash-based quizzes and surveys. You can create high-quality product demos with the capture-as-a-video workflow. Video. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite. iMovie allows you to turn your home video into your favorite film with just a few clicks. SCORM. Articulate. iSpring. Adobe Captivate. Audio. Audacity. Garageband.
Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Inserting HTML5, Flash, and text animations. Support for Videos. Videos are effective in engaging learners and communicating information quickly and easily. According to The eLearning Guild report, tool users wanted video features such as the ability to: Embed video files. Trigger video in interactions. Link to external or web video files. Flash.
10 Great Moments in eLearning History
APRIL 24, 2014
The Multimedia PC (MPC) came with a CD-ROM drive, meaning that the device can display video synced with audio. Using a multimedia computer, they were able to utilize video, audio, graphics and animation programs so that they can better interact with the computer''s interface. 2005: The Rise of Flash Video. eLearning didn''t happen overnight. as people call it. Web 2.0
Basic Features Your Next Multimedia Authoring Tool Must Have
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
Insert Flash animations. Features that Support Video: Videos are the new best thing in eLearning. While they have been around for decades, the importance of videos as a learning tool has been gaining immense importance of late. If you are going to embed videos in your course, look out features that will allow you to: Embed video files. Set video quality.
5 Screencasting Tools for Online Learning
JUNE 27, 2013
ScreenFlow for Mac users, easily records your screen and features great video editing options when you need to create a professional video for your online course. Easily record your PowerPoint presentations, upload your videos to the web, and export into various formats. eLearning Tools Online Training Software Online Training Screencasting Video Training
Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]
MAY 6, 2011
I’ve also used Audacity , a free audio creation and editing tool, as well as various video encoding and editing tools. It allows the user to include audio, simple interactive animations, quizzes, and flash video. If you don’t need the SCORM encoding, another option is iSpring , a free tool that will convert a PowerPoint to flash video. Larry Ober has been nominated as Best eLearning Designer in the Maestro eLearning Awards , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry. How did you get your start with eLearning design? About the Interviewer.
Authoring Tools and Compatibility
MARCH 7, 2011
When you've created your project, you can export to the version of Flash and ActionScript you want to support. There are a couple of caveats to pay attention to: If you use any special coding, flash, video, or widgets with your authoring tool, you can introduce browser compatibility issues. A rapid development tool is a great way to quickly breath life into your storyboard.
JANUARY 5, 2011
CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs). Traditional instructor led training is expensive and, in some cases, difficult to track its effectiveness.
Adobe Captivate 9: Awesome "Hidden" Find and Replace Feature
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 21, 2016
by Kevin Siegel While you can use Captivate's Find and Replace feature (located in the Edit menu) to find all kinds of things in a project (including images, animation, and Flash video), I find this feature most useful for quickly replacing words or phrases throughout a project. Yikes!). And BAM! Adobe Captivate
E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?
JUNE 25, 2012
Video. In their rush to jump on the video bandwagon, many screen recording software companies are adding this capability. Frankly, I am a fan of it, but if you are going this route than offer the following: Multiple tracks of video – rather than a track or two. Ability to convert various types of video formats to other video formats. The total amount of time to save and publish video with effects is longer depending on the number of transitions and effects. If you have a good to excellent video card – it will make a difference.
Featured Online Classes
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
FEBRUARY 3, 2011
Adding animation and Flash Video. Adobe Captivate 5: Essential Skills. During this live, interactive two-day and instructor-led class, you will get an introduction to Adobe Captivate 5 and learn the core, essential skills that will help you create killer eLearning lessons. Some of the lessons covered in this course: Best practices for eLearning. Recording Demos and Sims. Recording voice-overs and adding sound effects. Publishing as SWF and other formats Instructor: Kevin Siegel. Click here to learn more or to sign up. promoting the "WOW" factor.
Adobe Captivate: Adding Videos to eLearning
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
OCTOBER 8, 2014
by Kevin Siegel You can add several types of video into a Captivate project, including AVI, MOV, and Flash Video (FLV or F4V). To insert a video, open or create a Captivate project and then choose Video > Insert Video to open the Insert Video dialog box. You can take the poll here.
Is it time to Abandon Adobe Flash in eLearning Design? [Chime in]
JULY 10, 2013
This morning while reading the latest news, I came across a CNET news article, entitled “Flash quietly re-emerges on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.” ” Speaking to All Things Digital in an interview published on Tuesday, Amazon’s Kurt Kufeld confirmed that his company has been quietly testing Flash support with Kindle Fire owners since February.
eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos
DECEMBER 15, 2009
With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. However, often we find videos not being used optimally. Here are a few technical aspects to keep in mind when working with videos. Choosing source video. Encoding videos to FLV. Video delivery options.
Developing An eLearning Player?
APRIL 5, 2010
This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years. Adobe’s Flash Professional is widely used for eLearning development but some organizations don’t allow running Flash Player or any other 3 rd party plug-ins for that matter in their web browsers. A few possible constraints for a Flash [AS 2.0] swf, *.flv, flv, *.js,
How to Download YouTube Videos
DECEMBER 1, 2008
I needed to figure out how to download YouTube videos for an upcoming conference presentation where I wasn't confident that I would be able to have a good enough connection to play the video. I've not tried it, but it appears to work for Google Video, MySpace video and more. Other ways to download YouTube Videos and/or convert them.
Using Video in eLearning
MARCH 31, 2010
Video is really taking off in the eLearning world and can add to the effectiveness of content. However, when using video there are many things to think about. Typical steps to get video into an online course: Script the video on paper. A big challenge when using video is to keep a high-level of quality but not have the files size too big. Use Flash?
9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning
MAY 5, 2009
It’s an easy-to-use video editor. There are other free applications, and of course if you use a Mac, you have your own video editor. In either case, it’s easy to shoot video with a simple digital camera and edit it without a lot of expense. I don’t use it as much as I used to now that Articulate’s Studio ‘09 provides a video encoder. Pixie. Color Schemer. Paint.net.
Silver lining around clouds of layoffs
Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development
AUGUST 5, 2006
So in staying true to Kathy's message I will also highly recommend the following little flash video created by fellow Phoenician Blogger Pamela Sims. Its nice to see that we are not alone in the tech industry dealing with massive staff reductions. Creating passionate users discusses the Sun layoffs. Today just might be your independence day. If you have been "pushed out", or have taken the bold move to jump out, put it on your calendar and celebrate. I'm writing this as my own attempt at personal support if the axe falls my way.stay tuned
Awesome Quizzes – Tips to Use Articulate Quizmaker
JANUARY 19, 2010
Adding Flash Videos. There could be a time where you’d like the user to view an animation or video vignette prior to answering a question. You could insert a flash movie on the question page. Click Media/Flash Movie. Browse to find your flash file. Also, check out our eLearning games and interactive flash templates. Grouping Questions.
Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study
FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Implemented Moodle’s Flash video module – created fabulous video experience. Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 2 of the webinar: Our Journey: Harnessing Moodle to Deliver Customer Training Kronos – Scott Severn and Lynn Bennett – manage the customer training team for Kronos. Kronos delivers products and services to customers managing workforce. Scott and Lynn are with customer services group and deliver training to customers – through Moodle. Why we chose Moodle as a platform. It’s free.
Articulate has me lost for words
Clive on Learning
OCTOBER 14, 2008
And, last but not least, Articulate is much better equipped for rich media: incorporate Flash videos in your slides, perform simple video edits and conversions using the new Video Encoder, edit audio, output to podcasts or for mobile delivery. I've been a user of Articulate Studio now for about three years. These do the job for me because it seems that nowadays I rarely need to create the sort of lengthy, stand-alone, highly elaborate, self-study courses that were so prevalent in the 80s and 90s. I'm looking forward to seeing what both parties will dream up for 201
M is for Media
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 26, 2007
I'm now convinced it's media - simple, linear audio and video. Leslie demonstrated how easy it was to narrate a PowerPoint presentation, export it as an MP4 video and play it back on a video iPod. I thought about Captivate, but that only exports Flash movies (SWFs). I thought about using special video converters to get to the output formats I wanted, but I was worried about what all this processing would do to the quality. This installs a PowerPoint add-in which allows you to narrate your PowerPoint and, optionally, add presenter video via webcam.
Keeping Up - April's Big Question
APRIL 2, 2010
April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use. You can never keep up with it all, but access to many experts who are also finding and sharing the lastest tech tools make it much less daunting.
The power of pictures - part 3
Clive on Learning
MAY 8, 2007
Basically, they came up with the questions, I did the answers, we debated a bit, the whole lot was videoed, edited, converted to Flash video, assembled into an FAQ using Articulate Engage and then uploaded to the course website. In the first two parts of this posting I reflected first on the importance of visualisation to memory and then on the effect on both me as presenter and on my audience of the absence of any PowerPoint slides at a networking dinner I spoke at. I am assuming, of course, that the slides really were visual aids and not textual prompts for me.
Mobile E-Learning Development: Three Important Questions to Ask
NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Your client will often have Flash video, audio recordings, or who knows what in a potentially wide variety of formats. After attending the recent DevLearn 2012 conference and working with clients on mobile e-learning development, I’ve come to believe that the questions you ask (or don’t ask) can be much more important than the solutions you develop. Here are the questions I find most important to ask when working with a client on a new mobile e-learning course. What device(s) will your users be using? This question looks deceptively simple. Or on their spouse’s phone?
It’s time for upgrades, and a Poll
OCTOBER 17, 2008
Flash CS4 Professional. Articulate Presenter is arguably the most popular PowerPoint to Flash conversion tool available. It’s also an easy way to create Flash animations from slides. Studio 09 Standard includes Presenter, Quizmaker and Video Encoder. For Studio 09, Articualte added Articulate Video Encoder ‘09. This tool converts video files to FLV for inclusion in courses. If you don’t already have the Flash Video Encoder (which comes with Flash) then this tool will be useful. Adobe CS4. Photoshop CS4 Extended.