Can ‘Movie Based e-Learning’ be the Future of Video Based e-Learning?
MARCH 17, 2015
The next is about going up a level on the production of learning videos and creating Movie-based Learning. No more same formal videos, but action packed “Learning Movies” to impact the learners can be the next big thing in the world of e-Learning. How Movie Based Learning & Why is it going to be different? Challenges of Movie-based Learning. Why Movie-based Learning.
PowerPoint 2007: Adding Voiceover Narration to Presentations Converted to Movies
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
JANUARY 4, 2011
Last week I detailed how to turn a PowerPoint 2007 presentation into a movie that could be uploaded to popular video sharing sites like YouTube. If you wanted to add voiceover narration to the movie, however, you may have run into a bit of a problem--there is only one row in the Windows Movie Maker timeline for audio. by AJ George. " PowerPoint
Create an Old Time Movie Effect with Camtasia Studio 8
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
In this tutorial, I’ll discuss ways to gather clips and media to create an old time movie effect. I’ll also show you how to use Camtasia Studio to build and produce your Old Time movie. Here is a sample old time movie made with Camtasia Studio: [link]. Here is a link to the old time movie project. Nothing says old time movie like bold, dramatic intro slides.
PowerPoint 2007: Converting Presentations to Movies
I Came, I Saw, I Learned
DECEMBER 16, 2010
I am frequently asked if it is possible to convert PowerPoint presentations into movies that can be shared on websites such as YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook. However, there is a workaround if you have Windows Movie Maker on your system (most computers using Windows do have the program by default). The following steps show how to convert a presentation into a movie.
Tipping the balance #blideo
Learning with e's
AUGUST 21, 2015
I only ever saw the movie Equilibrium once, and it was a long time ago. Now I've been #blideo challenged by Amy Burvall to interpret this clip from the movie. As he waits for the music to start, he toys with a snow globe - a piece of trivia which holds his attention briefly. Then the music starts. and he begins to weep as the music washes over him.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of PowerPoint
APRIL 23, 2013
“CUE MUSIC FROM THE MOVIE, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY” ENTER POWERPOINT The Good Readily available, since it is included in the Microsoft Office software and the most widely used tool for putting together content for presentations Easy [.]. Authoring Tool Education Software eLearning eLearning Software eLearning tools interactive learning PowerPoint rapid learning
Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog
FEBRUARY 25, 2011
This movie should be required viewing for anyone in the learning industry – it demonstrates all the ingredients for effective learning. In her article* 10 Brainpowered Wonders in the King’s Speech , Dr. Ellen Weber nicely summarizes a few of the lessons this movie teaches us about learning. Now, quick go see the movie before the Academy Awards this Sunday. Blog this!
Disruptive technologies 2015-2016
JANUARY 12, 2015
Topics include cyber security, mobile payments, drones, bitcoin, social media, digital, omnichannel, attribution, cx, music, movies, Hollywood 25 Disruptive Technology Trends 2015 – 2016 from Brian Solis. In the embedded presentation below, Brian Solis explores some of the biggest technology trends and possible twists on the horizon for 2015 and 2016. Social learning
What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?
MAY 21, 2015
Ever wondered why movies are so expensive? Ever sit through the credits at the end of a movie? We probably all have, now that every superhero movie puts a teaser at the end. Why do they need so many people doing so many “strange” jobs to make a movie? If you’ve never seen a “really bad” movie then you know that making a good movie is easier said than done.
From the Silver Screen to Your eLearning
JANUARY 14, 2016
Since I was little I have loved the movie theatre experience. Apart from thousands of hours of entertainment, the movie theatre has also given me some perspective on how to make a good eLearning course. Even if I hadn’t been conditioned by years of pre-movie junk food commercials, I know I could always go for something sweet or salty to nibble on while watching a movie.
6 Lessons Pixar Can Teach Us About Company Learning
MARCH 23, 2017
Admit it, you have cried during basically every Pixar movie. When Wall-e longingly watches clips of old romantic musicals. When Andy gave up Woody in Toy Story 3. When Carl and Ellie share their last words in Up. When Sully says goodbye to Boo. We’ll stop there. We actually want you to read the rest of this article
The Importance of Script Writing in Video Presentations
OCTOBER 4, 2016
CAMERA RETREATS BACK, BACK, BACK, until we have the tiny, silhouetted figures of Gerald O’Hara and his daughter gazing over the lands of Tara, beautiful in the sunset, to the thematic musical accompaniment which we will use for Tara throughout the picture. Other screenwriting software is out there such as Final Draft, and Movie Magic Screenwriter. It’s not fair, really. FADE OUT.
Designing Micro-learning Modules – A Few Lessons from Hollywood
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Movie #1: GoldenEye. GoldenEye, one of the most successful Hollywood movies, has an action-filled beginning. This serves two purposes – pulling the audiences into the movie instantly and setting the stage for things to come. Movie #2: Ice Age. The resounding success of this movie busted the myth that animations are not well-received by adult audiences.
Give Your Adobe Captivate Course an Excellent Introduction
MAY 24, 2016
Smooth calypso music plays as a handful of dark triangles fan out to create a jagged, yet geometric pattern of overlapping peaks that nicely frames the title text. The music is also an interesting blend of high-pitched, old-fashioned harp music against a thumping bass line, creating something that is truly modern and unique. Every great thing needs a great introduction.
4 Tips for Improved Video in eLearning
MARCH 25, 2016
No, I’m not one of those weirdos who insists that music must be listened to in the format it was originally created for; I don’t have Mozart recorded on a wax cylinder. The online video revolution that has occurred in the past decade influences many aspects of our lives, and that includes eLearning. Just show them video of the red hot molten rock in action. Script it Out.
How to Design Attention-Grabbing E-Learning
JULY 20, 2016
Every time I sit down to watch a movie, I hear the same opening music that studios have been using for decades. I’ve spent so many years enjoying movies, it’s almost Pavlovian at this point. I think it’s safe to say that e-learning has to work a little harder than a movie to get people to tune in. I tune out everything else. Tell a story. Stories do more than entertain.
The psychology of gamification in education: why rewards matter for learner engagement.
OCTOBER 30, 2015
We all know it is there, and that clearly millions of people love gaming, but video games just don’t seem to get everyone excited in the same way that, say, movies do. The reality is that the video game (gamification) industry is twice the size of the movie industry and three times the size of the music industry, going on 2013 figures. Its Gamification everywhere. CONTACT US.
3 Insider Tips to Unleash Multimedia in E-learning
AUGUST 30, 2016
Add music and sound effects only when they enhance the learning experience. Many designers of self-paced online learning courses add music and/or other sound effects only to make their courses more interesting. It is important to add music and sound effects only when they result in better learning experiences. How can you engage your online learners effectively?
Effective Video Training – Breaking it down
APRIL 24, 2012
A good training video can bring out a similar level of engagement as a good movie or television show. by using a variety of methods – titles, voiceovers, different camera angles, music. I would argue that the music is a bit loud – it competes with ‘Pablo’ the actor. There are times when it seems like Pablo has to shout to be heard over the music. People respond to video.
13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod
DECEMBER 2, 2014
It’s easier than ever to capture activity on your iOS device screen and turn it into a movie. Turn off in-game music. If you’re recording a game that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings. Because if you edit the video later, the music will sound like it’s jumping. Use music.
Will the ‘Sound of Silence’ create new paths in learning?
JANUARY 4, 2016
Think of Simon Garfunkel and the enchanting music of ‘Sound of Silence’ compel you to break into a song. The language of silence added a ‘groovy’ and positive tone to darkness, with the lyrical format leaving music lovers everywhere delirious. The change appealed to the audience making it popular across generations) was adapted for use in multiple ways – movies to TV series.
Learning on Smartphones
OCTOBER 19, 2015
If we think of it like this – smartphone use is becoming almost universal, and smartphone users get their news, weather, music, social chat, sports results, books, financial information and movies there, it should be no surprise that they want their learning on their smartphones as well. Laptop, netbook, tablet, and mobile phone are all grouped together under the term ‘mobile’.
Learning with e's
OCTOBER 3, 2015
Then there was Maria von Trapp (played by Julie Andrews in the movie musical The Sound of Music. Students often struggle with critical thinking. They are great at description, but ask them to move beyond this into critical analysis and they look at you and shrug. And yet critical thinking is a vital graduate skill that once acquired, can be applied to all aspects of life.
BETTing on the future
Learning with e's
MARCH 2, 2016
My American music and drama teacher, Larry Domingue was a liberal, approachable and very talented teacher. I wasn’t allowed to study music, according the curriculum of the time, but his approach to education was to inspire rather than constrain. I'm flying out next month to a place I always wanted to visit - Abu Dhabi. Why did you choose the education sector? By good pedagogy.
Attributing Derivative Works in your eLearning Courses
SEPTEMBER 23, 2015
Having read so many Stephen King, Sydney Sheldon, Nora Roberts and many others, I feel a sense of déjà vu when I see a derivative movie based on the novel. Many times, the author of the book on which the movie is based is never mentioned. This tells me that the movie producers had purchased exclusive rights to the “originality” of the idea of the movie.
Lectora User Conference Sessions You Should Attend This Year – #LUC2015
MARCH 9, 2015
When you see learning content that looks like a high production video game or a Hollywood movie that works on both mobile and PC platforms, it can appear as sorcery. This conference is going to be held in the heart of downtown Nashville at the new Music City Center. The 2015 Lectora User Conference is just around the corner, and so far the upcoming sessions look very impressive.
School House Rock, School of Rock
MARCH 13, 2007
Perhaps, as designers of learning events, we need to re-think the stale, static nature of our presentations and focus on adding music, rhymes and â€œcatch phrasesâ€ to our learning events. Another person that knew how to conduct effective training is guitarist Dewey Finn (played by Jack Black) in the movie School of Rock. Remember School House Rock? Add life to your e-learning.
Video is the New Text.Hmmm!
Will at Work Learning
MAY 13, 2015
I also endeavor to use some aesthetic sensibilities; developed over the years regarding audio, music, visuals, cinematography, etc. based on who knows what (going to art museums, listening to music, playing music as a kid, observing the craft while watching videos, movies, TV, etc.). For years I've been telling clients they ought to use more video in their learning programs, especially their elearning offerings. My arguments have been as follows: People react to well-crafted videos and audio with increased attention. Video is the New Text. Video is here to stay.
Does Video Quality Influence Brand Perception?
JUNE 2, 2015
35% of video consumers today watch video at least several times per day , typically music videos, user-generated content, TV and movies, and branded video. There’s no denying the power and reach of video management platforms – but could common quality issues negatively impact your brand? They’re watching on desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and connected TVs. . So, what does this mean for your brand? It means that there is a massive audience out there, but their expectations for the quality of video experiences are getting higher each day.
Learning gets social, emotional, progressive!
JANUARY 13, 2016
This can be compared to the preferences of individuals when it comes to choosing their genre of entertainment in the sphere of movies – which could be a thriller, a musical, or even a sci-fi Star Wars kind of experience! Walmart is a giant of a brand! It has redefined ATM (any time money). At the base of it all, it employs over 2 million associates world-wide. Now, watch this video.
5 Ways To Use Interactive Videos To Supercharge Your Online Training
DECEMBER 26, 2016
Most gaming enthusiasts enjoy gaming because it gives them a “movie-like” experience. With interactive videos, you do get this flexibility to present a blend of movie and gamification elements, letting learners enjoy the video experience and interact with a competitive spirit. Interactive video is being considered the next big thing for mLearning or mobile learning solutions.
Attention Span and Performance Improvement
FEBRUARY 28, 2013
Movie makers have known about this need for stimulus change for years. That's why today's movies are filmed in a way that shots of similar lengths recur in regular patterns. If you want to see this in action, the next time you watch a movie start counting "one thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three." Music and animation were introduced in the first eight seconds in order to capture your attention. Few training professionals would be willing to make the following argument: "Knowledge acquisition is not a major component of performance improvement."
How You Can Use Mobile Learning Apps For Microlearning-Based Training
JUNE 15, 2016
The modern-day population is swiping its way to pretty much everything –shopping, banking, music, movies– you name it! In this article, I will outline what mobile learning apps are and the benefits they offer. Using a case study featuring Gamified Assessments in the Mobile App format, I will showcase the impact they can create. What Are Mobile Learning Apps? Solution Highlights.
11 Free Game Creation Software Programs (At least for 30 Days)
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
Scratch Computer vs. Soccer ball game created in Scratch Scratch: Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web. It allows you to make games with backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effects, and even 3D games. Game Maker can be used free of charge.