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5 Video Formats for Effective Sales Training [Infographic]

CommLab India

Video-based learning is dramatically transforming the way salespeople are trained. Today, many companies are using videos to create highly effective training programs for their salespeople, rapidly, with minimum expenditure. Video-based learning is ideal to address the challenges sales reps face – tight timelines, low retention of training, and being constantly on the move.

Video Formatting for Online Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

When putting your videos online, there are so many different format options to consider. Compressing and formatting your video recordings include resolution, bit rate, and frame rate. A few common file types for video recordings are.MOV,MP4,AVI,WMV. Format. 720p HD Video – 16:9 aspect ratio. 1080p HD Video – 16:9 aspect ratio.

Video formats and storage

Moodle Journal

I received a request recently from a client to produce my Moodle training resources as a set of video files, which does make a lot of sense; I have also been using more video this year on the VLE. If you are finding this emerging trend, then you may like to have a look at a couple of resources for video conversion and storage. At the Yasasoft website you can download a limited free version, it will convert just about all format up to five minutes and its a really nice and easy to use piece of desktop software.

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Video Format Comparison - Flash Video Format - WMV Format - Quicktime - Real

Tony Karrer

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.

Adobe Captivate 5.5: At Long Last. Publish Support for Apple Mobile Devices

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

You can now record new Captivate videos specifically for Apple devices, and you can re-publish existing content so that it will run on Apple devices. To create an eLearning video for Apple devices, begin the recording process as you normally would ( File > Record new project ). MP4 is the video format used for publishing to Apple devices and YouTube.

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Better Productivity with Raptivity: A Story of Customer Centricity

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

Raptivity now shows helpful information such as recommended image size, sound bit rate, video format, size, frame rate etc alongside the customization window. When Yehudi Menuhin was asked: "What has music taught you?" he replied: "It has taught me to listen." It is no different with product design. You design products in a flash of inspiration, and keep making them better by listening to your customers. The Raptivity 6.5 release is full of productivity features that are based on ideas that come straight from the trenches. Here are some examples.

Not All Micro-Learning is Created Equal

ej4 eLearning

A single piece of micro-learning content, for example, might be a short video that’s just a few minutes long and contain a few key points or tips on single topic. The study examined the average time students spent watching videos of various lengths for their online courses and found that students were watching most of the content in a video when its length was nine minutes or less.

eLearning: The Origins of a Training Methodology

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

My first attempts at creating software video training was with a program called CameraMan. That program was ahead of its time, allowing you to capture your mouse actions, add captions and audio, and then publish into a video format that could be viewed on most computers. by Kevin Siegel        I've been creating eLearning since the early 1990s.

5 Best Practices of Using Videos in Online Learning

CommLab India

Videos can be really effective tools for online learning. According to MarketsandMarkets , the global enterprise video market is expected to grow from USD 16.98 But, how can you make the best use of videos. Present videos in short spurts: We’ve all been there. It’s better that your online learning videos are not more than 10 minutes. Billion in 2015 to USD 36.84

M-Learning’s dirty little secrets

E-Learning Provocateur

Apple’s incompatibility with Flash is widely known, but then there are the audio and video formats to consider. You may still need to accommodate peculiarities such as video formats, but with a bit of clever coding you can make the same course device agnostic. I have a confession to make. It tanked. But my confession is not that it tanked. SECRET #3. Oh the quirks!

Software Training With E-Learning: Ways To Create Effective Training Within Available Means

G-Cube

Creating a software training with static images and text: For many software trainings, learning content need not be too interactive or in video format. Though a video is more immersive, many learners prefer to read the text and can very well understand the features with related images. Added to that, is the cost of printing learning content to be distributed in the classroom.

Turn Passivity To Interactivity: How To Use Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement

EI Design

The popularity of videos and increased use of mobile learning or mLearning have led to extensive usage of videos in online training. Even though videos appeal to the learners, they are passive. This article highlights how to use interactive videos for learner engagement by negating that passivity. Using Interactive Videos For Learner Engagement. 2004, and TinCan.

PowerPoint 2010: Converting Presentations to Movies

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

PowerPoint 2010 has a new feature allowing presentations to quickly and easily be saved directly to.wmv (Windows Media Video) format.   From the Save as Type drop-down menu, select Windows Media Video (*.wmv).   Notice the Creating video progress bar appears at the bottom of your screen. Following these directions, you can take the long way to insert videos from YouTube into your presentation. Using this method will allow you to make a movie from your presentation in which the video will play. by AJ George.   Choose File > Save As.

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Top 10 Screen Recording Software for Windows

eLearning Brothers

Videos are excellent tools for visual and auditory learners. The ability to make a screencast video can also be used to showcase your creativity when playing games like Minecraft and recreating scenes from movies and/or filming music videos in simulation games like The Sims. edit and annotate a video after it has been filmed. can add screen captions to your video.

Canada’s learning technologies are HOT!

Spark Your Interest

There’s a market for content, too… Thinkific - this organization is offering online training for professional in a video format, and has a bright future if the media is right. Most of what I see around learning and technology (especially as it relates to Canada) is focused on MOOCs (for lots of news and commentary, Stephen Downes is a must read). I mean, 3D is cool.

Canada’s learning technologies are HOT!

Spark Your Interest

There’s a market for content, too… Thinkific - this organization is offering online training for professional in a video format, and has a bright future if the media is right. Most of what I see around learning and technology (especially as it relates to Canada) is focused on MOOCs (for lots of news and commentary, Stephen Downes is a must read). I mean, 3D is cool.

How Can You Use Interactive Videos For Microlearning-Based Training

EI Design

In this article, I will showcase how the use of interactive videos can help you craft rich media, high impact microlearning-based training. Creating Effective Microlearning-Based Training With Interactive Videos. Learning and Development professionals the world over realize this and are exploring different ways and formats of microlearning to leverage on the power of “less is more”.

The Microlearning Solution: Is Microlearning Right For You?

EI Design

Typically designed and delivered in rich media formats, it is a learner-centric approach that provides just-in-time training that is available on multiple devices (extending to tablets and smartphones besides desktops and laptops). To give you a sense of how the microlearning solution works, we have packaged these 5 examples into a microlearning nugget (in a short video format).

Vlogging and learning

Learning with e's

Hawaiin educator Amy Burvall is well known for her series of videos in the History Teachers series. Vlogging - or video blogging - has been a growing trend, especially among the twenty-something age group, and is defining itself as a new genre of self expression in the digital ecology. They are well worth a view, even if you are not that much into history. 5 - Practice new literacies.

Workshop, E-Learning or Video? A question of strategy

Connect Thinking

Should we use e-learning via the LMS or video on the intranet? We also need to consider what is lost when we move training out of the workshop and into a self-directed modality, such as e-learning or video. Video. Well produced videos can be fantastic for both communicating a message and providing the “how do I?” How should we go about it? Workshop.

5 Best Practices Of Developing an E-Learning Video

CommLab India

Video – an immensely popular media, used extensively in the world of corporate training. A survey conducted by Training Zone revealed 98% of organizations are likely to implement video as part of their online learning strategy by the end 2016. Are you too planning to join the video-based learning bandwagon? Planning well for the video. Where will the video be shot?

Visual Marketing

Adobe Captivate

Video Marketing has been traditionally thought to be conjoined with products, services or informing consumers about upcoming releases in connection to the first 2. Every learning and development executive needs to have various tools at their disposal to create the right format of content to serve a specific kind of audience.

Short, informative, focused: The secret ingredients of explainer animations

Sponge UK

Many people are familiar with this short video format, and have seen high profile public examples. Short video and animation content has some inherent advantages over text or still images when used in a learning context. the content of an explainer animation, compared to a video or photographic approach. What is an explainer animation? Animated – Moving graphics. Start.

Host Your Corporate Training Videos on Your LMS – Why & How

CommLab India

There are many sites you can host your corporate videos on – for free. You can even host your corporate training videos on them. Training videos are not for advertising, branding, or marketing to promote on the web and social media platforms. So, it’s better to host your corporate training videos on a Learning Management System (LMS). How to Host Videos on an LMS.

3 Rapid E-learning Development Tools

CommLab India

Without making it too complicated, I’ll only focus on their capabilities such as support for simulations , animations , audio/video , and mobile support. Audio/Video editing: Although Storyline allows you to record and edit both audio and video, you can only do so while creating a simulation. Here’s a comprehensive video on how to get started with Storyline.

3 Lessons Learned from Adding Video into My Company’s Newsletter

Visual Lounge

A lot of people had very specific requests, but I noticed that a lot of the requests had one thing in common…they wanted more video content. At TechSmith, we’re always looking to experiment with video in new ways, and this time was no different. Here are the three key lessons I learned by adding video into our monthly newsletter. How about a video letter from the editor?!

5 Awesome e-Learning Podcasts

KZO Innovations

With topics from how to integrate LMSs into your training to how to create great video courses to examinations of blended learning trends, the show covers a lot of ground. There is supplemental video available, as well. Video formats are available for this podcast, as well. Featured-Blog eLearning elearning podcasts eLearning VideoWho doesn’t enjoy listening to an entertaining and thought-provoking podcast these days? Podcasts are especially handy for busy e-Learning and training professionals that want to keep up on industry updates and best practices.

Tips to Convert E-learning to HTML5 Seamlessly with Articulate Storyline

CommLab India

Avoid.swf format for images; instead use.png or.jpg formats. Avoid.swf and.flv video formats as they might not be supported by some devices. Instead, use videos in.mp4 format. When Apple announced it would not support Flash on its devices, many organizations thought they had Windows and Chrome to access their Flash-based e-learning courses on. Read on.

Custom Lectora Video Controls

Integrated Learnings

Video can be an engaging enhancement to an eLearning course built with Lectora. However, there may be times when video needs to be controlled without the default video playback controls. Fortunately, Lectora offers another way to control video playback. Looking back at each of the video player default controllers, you’ll notice the button symbols are all the same.

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

I tap YouTube for entertainment and publishing videos. This little freeware tool plays just about any video format you can throw at it. It’s time once again to contribute to Jane Hart’s annual survey of tools for learning. I was the first person to take part in this project some nine years ago and now it’s an annual ritual. Friends. Books. Journals. Google.

E-learning Developer vs. Web Developer

Integrated Learnings

An e-learning developer will be able to use a variety of sounds, graphics, and video formats in an e-learning project. by Jonathan Shoaf. You know when to hire a plumber. You know when to hire an electrician. But do you know when to hire an e-learning developer? How do you know if you need a web developer? Let's take a look at those roles. First, let's look at an e-learning developer. An e-learning developer will have the following abilities: Knowledge of how to use an e-learning development tools such as Adobe Captivate, Lectora, or Articulate. Multimedia. Let's get real.

Creating a Simple Video in Windows Movie Maker

The Learning Dispatch

There are plenty of ways to create a video using a free solution. Windows Movie Maker comes prepackaged with Windows operating systems and is more than capable of producing a decent video. What you''ll need: Windows Movie Maker (download here ) A video file ( here is a list of supported video formats, under "What kind of files can I import?".

6 Ways to Knockout the Challenges in E-learning Localization

CommLab India

This can be done by changing the date and currency formats, images, colors, and symbols as per the target culture. Translating subtitles, audio, and video elements is also important in e-learning localization. Solution: If you have initial plans of localization, you can translate audio, video, and voiceover scripts right at the beginning. It’s not as easy as it sounds.

Mobile Learning: 3 Security Threats & 7 Ways to Beat Them

CommLab India

One virtual classroom session through video conferencing to workforce dispersed across the globe and sharing top management views on the importance of security in a video format can bring optimum results. Anywhere, anytime, on-the-go learning has become a reality due to mobile learning. However, security and privacy issues in mobile learning may play spoil sport.