How to Produce Great Screencasts

Rob Hubbard

I’ve been creating a lot of screencasts recently for the goal-based learning systems that we develop, so I thought I’d give you a run through of the equipment I’m using and the workflow I’ve adopted. The screencasts show users how to use the functions of the goal-based learning system. I divide up the functions so each screencast is short. Then I capture screencasts of me using the system functions and talking my way through them.

The Building Blocks of Technology-Enabled Learning

Your Training Edge

So, you’ve decided to start using technology-enabled learning in your corporate training program. Well, just like there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to all of today’s training challenges, there also isn’t just a single way to “do” technology-enabled learning. The comfort of the instructors and learners with the technologies you will use. This post explores each of these building blocks, and in the next we’ll look at specific tools and technologies in each category.

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What’s in Your Technology-Enabled Learning Toolbox?

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at the building blocks of technology-enabled learning , from elements like learning objectives that are common across all training formats to those that are specific to digital formats, like content authoring tools. This blog will explore more than 60 tools and technologies for successfully implementing each of these elements in your technology-enabled training program. This step also requires planning more than technology. Screencasts.

PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!

TechSmith Camtasia

In the past several years, I have been training teachers and staff to use technology as a teaching tool. In my role as Instructional Technology Specialist in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, I have had the pleasure of being schooled by some of the best teachers. Check out these 5 ways screencasts have saved my sanity: Better How-Tos with Google Docs. Getting a leg up with “early adopters”. These early adopters just need a little guidance and will catch on quickly.

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at seven predictions for how technology will affect training and development in 2015. This week, we’ll look more broadly at a handful of corporate training trends—still mostly technology driven—that organizations can no longer afford to ignore. New technologies that enable advanced data collection and analytics can provide support for companies making the switch to business-centric learning.

ISTE 2013 Presenter Profiles: Steve Kelly

TechSmith Camtasia

The four day conference begins on June 23rd and ends on June 26th, focusing on advancing and improving education through the use of technology. You’d like to use technology in your classroom, but why not stick with the chalkboard? What was the most difficult part in the process of adopting the flipped classroom model? My instructional screencasts are cool enough to make me a movie star at school. We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 !

ISTE 2013 Presenter Profile: Lori Hochstetler

TechSmith Camtasia

The four day conference begins on June 23rd and ends on June 26th, focusing on advancing and improving education through the use of technology. She is excited to help others who think screencasting is beyond their abilities to see that they too can create tutorials to flip their classroom and support student learning. Discovering Screencasting: A Technophobe’s Journey. Have other teachers in your school adopted this model? Ask your technology person for help.

How to Transform Your Remote Communication With Visuals

TechSmith Camtasia

We’ll also highlight easy changes you can make to start incorporating instructional videos , screencasts (a video recording of a screen), screenshots , and images in your communications, as well as best practices to transition to full-time remote work. Technology enables businesses of any size to operate on a global scale. And adopting regional workforces or allowing employees to work remotely has many benefits. “How in the world am I going to do this?”.

Marketing Never Ends – How Does Product Education Help?

Talented Learning

4) Offer Onboarding Screencasts. Onboarding screencasts are a perfect way to show off your product, and set-up new users for success. (A A screencast is a video recording of on-screen actions, accompanied by narration.). Your product launches should pack a bigger punch, adoption rates should increase, customer service queries should decrease and churn rates should improve. Many people dismiss screencasting as too complex or time-consuming.

Video Production and Learner Engagement in MOOCs

Your Training Edge

Obviously, it isn’t just the mere use of technology that leads to increased engagement, but rather the fact that the MOOC format allows you to design training courses to better correspond with how people learn. Within these larger categories are recordings of live classroom lectures, talking head–style videos, narrated PowerPoint presentations, screencasts (i.e.,

9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

As the technology trends are advancing, computer programming is becoming the core competency of all kinds of work. Code School strives for teaching with the help of coding challenges, screencasts and video lessons. Its objective is to bring affordable technology to everyone around the globe. Nowadays, many people hold the potential and have the chance to become an expert in many of the programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript.

How to MOOC: Bite-Sized Content

Your Training Edge

Podcasts and screencasts. Being a big believer in Technology Enabled Learning, Bryant seeks to create awareness, motivate adoption and engage organizations and people in the changing business of education. Featured Posts Learning & Development MOOC Talent Management Training corporate training engaged learning mooc MOOCs technology enabled learning

How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

Your Training Edge

This is particularly true for corporate training and personal and professional development, as these fields have been quick to adopt the new technologies and strategies. Now, with interactive content and social and mobile technologies (discussed below), employees walk into training sessions expecting to be engaged —they want to participate in their own education (this is why more than 10 million people have taken MOOCs) and they thrive when they have the tools to do so.

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Best K-12 Curriculum Development Companies for Online Learning

Hurix Digital

While online education has witnessed a growth over the last decade, the recent COVID pandemic, and the subsequent lockdown, has accelerated its adoption by schools and higher educational institutions.

L&D's New Hatrack

ID Reflections

This article appeared in Inside Learning Technologies & Skills Magazine, January 2015 Our professional, personal, and private lives are being heavily impacted by a world that has become Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (a.k.a. The onus lies on L&D to gauge the impact of these shifts on workplace learning, leverage technology and herald the change. The natural adoption curve will set in with some being early adopters and others trailing behind.

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How To Create An Effective Online Course In 2020- Detailed Guide


With the advent of modern technologies, online teaching and learning have become an important part of education. The increased adoption of cloud-based solutions in the eLearning industry are offering flexibility, accessibility, content processing, storage etc.

How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises 

Hurix Digital

Such targeted e-Learning for employees can be fostered by: • Giving the existing training techniques, a major technology boost. To do so, using a screencast would prove to be a good option. Every organization, despite its size, therefore, will begin to adopt e-Learning solutions, if it intends to hold out on its own against multiple competitive pressures. In this blog we talk about How to Create e-Learning Modules for Employees of Small, Medium and Large Enterprises.

How To Create Successful Video Training Content (A Case Study)

TechSmith Camtasia

They also have to be tech-savvy enough to understand changes in technology, infrastructure, and business needs. The Instructional Design team designs the curriculum needed, and subject matter experts (SME) create screencasts with Snagit to capture their knowledge. Once they have a screen recording of their subject information, they send it [back] to the Instructional Design team where we use Camtasia to make their screencasts into more formal and detailed training videos.”.

How to build your online teaching brand?


An important tip would be to go slow on technology. To understand the industry standards, you have to analyze some of the popular eLearning platforms and adopt the standard elements they use if it suits your audience and your website. Your online classroom will start to take off when you utilize the best technology in course hosting, online collaboration, and live learning. Leverage modern technology and tools at your fingertips to improvise your online classes.

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How To Create Successful Video Training Content (A Case Study)

TechSmith Camtasia

They also have to be tech-savvy enough to understand changes in technology, infrastructure, and business needs. The Instructional Design team designs the curriculum needed, and subject matter experts (SME) create screencasts with Snagit to capture their knowledge. Once they have a screen recording of their subject information, they send it [back] to the Instructional Design team where we use Camtasia to make their screencasts into more formal and detailed training videos.”.

Top 15 Instructional Design Tools Ranked


Their platform is easy to use, doesn’t over complicate the implementation process, and keeps up with changing technology. If you have multiple locations, it can be adopted to meet complex company structures. Some of the key features include creating slides, quizzes, video presentations, screencasts, and dialogue simulations without any additional training required. Instructional design tools are key to creating, modifying, and shaping training materials.

Design - Knowing Doing Gap - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

eLearning Strategy - eLearning Technology , September 14, 2009. Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank - eLearning Technology , September 15, 2009. 10 Tips for Recording Audio on Screencasts , September 15, 2009. Google Fast Flip Tutorial / Screencast , September 14, 2009. Community of Practice for Facilitators : pilot, adoption and participation , September 13, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 11, 2009 to September 18, 2009.

How to Train Faculty to Create Quality Online Courses

TechSmith Camtasia

Faculty new to video need guidance on how to use new technology and connect with students online, while tech-savvy instructors seek ways to make their online courses more engaging. It can involve overcoming barriers in technology, workflow, student-instructor relationships, and mindset. Create video tutorials, too (screencasts). is one of the single biggest things you can do to increase faculty adoption. Some instructors philosophically resist new technology.

Google Wave - Twitter - eLearning Learning Best of October 2009

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Rapid Learning Management Systems - eLearning Technology , October 20, 2009. eLearning Portal Integration - eLearning Technology , October 13, 2009. Presentation Backchannel Multitasking - eLearning Technology , October 29, 2009. Top 8 Reasons Why Training Providers Are Adopting eLearning - Upside Learning Blog , October 29, 2009. Personal Learning Environments - Concept not Tool - Learning Technology Learning , October 16, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.

LearnTrends - Sound - Best of eLearning Learning

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LearnTrends 2009 – Free Online Conference - eLearning Technology , September 21, 2009. We Need Your Help - Screencasting Tips for New Screencasters , September 21, 2009. Virtual Worlds, Innovation and Adoption , September 24, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning. September 18, 2009 to September 25, 2009. Upcoming Free Online Webinars. Metrics for the Modern CLO: How to Measure Formal and Informal Learning. Thursday, October 08, 2009.

Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

Top 100 eLearning Items - eLearning Technology , April 7, 2009 Interesting that my own post got the top spot. With solar powered technology you will get all the workspace and electrical independence you need, even in your back garden. in Technology, Innovation and Education, where she studied how new media and emerging technologies can be used to effectively educate children. from 2008 to 2013 for learning technology products and services.

2013 Innovation — Division 2

CLO Magazine

Blue Cross & Blue Shield also has adopted a training outsourcing strategy expected to generate savings of nearly half a million dollars over two years. Deltek created new courses that included more hands-on learning and options for reinforcement, using technology such as software simulation tools and screencast videos to enhance the new approach.

2008 2009

Tony Karrer

Applications in Learning Learn Trends 2008 Top Posts of 2008 based on delicious Save Count (which I believe is a better indicator of quality): 100 eLearning Articles and White Papers (149) Ten Predictions for eLearning 2008 (39) Second Life Learning Videos (38) Personal Learning Tools and Technologies (38) Corporate Policies on Web 2.0 (37) I put up a couple of screencasts that show how to use LinkedIn for Finding Expertise and Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers.

Free L&D webinars for September 2019

Limestone Learning

As your business evolves into an intelligent enterprise, you’re facing new challenges: new technology; evolving ways of doing business; and more customer data than ever before. Innovative ways and ideas to meet your enablement, adoption, and business objectives. Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of leveraging the principles of employee engagement and enabling technologies in your training design. multiple technologies (LMS, LRS, LXP, etc.)

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Free L&D webinars for December 2019

Limestone Learning

How do you continuously build skills and competencies, and create an engaging user experience for high adoption? Use learning technology to organize onboarding logistics and save time. Instead of focusing on new technologies at the expense of more traditional modalities, companies need to figure out how things like ILT will themselves evolve and fit into this modern ecosystem. “ Candle, meditation, trinity ” by Daniel Wanke is licensed by pixabay.

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Facebook for e-Learning


Webinaria Screencast Recorder You can create screencast tutorials or record video presentation for sharing with your learners. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/07/2010 Facebook for e-Learning Facebook objective is " to help you connect and share with the people in your life ".

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

Strategies will move much slower than organizations who adopt easy to use tools and make tactical use of these tools. Camtasia is good at screencasting. And we won't see much adoption as the central vehicle for learning content delivery. However, I’m not seeing as much of this being adopted by others. Grade: F eLearning Technology. One of my most popular posts each year is my list of predictions.

Camtasia - LMS - LCMS - Best of eLearning Learning August 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

Five New Influences on the Future of Learning Technologies <!–( Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Social Media Revolution - eLearning Technology , August 17, 2009. Trends in Learning - eLearning Technology , August 31, 2009. Social Software Adoption - eLearning Technology , August 10, 2009. How to Use This Free Screencasting Tool for E-Learning , August 25, 2009. Best of eLearning Learning.


100 Conversation Topics

Tony Karrer

Important - please keep in mind that the audience here is learning professionals involved in the use of technology for learning. Topics 1, 2, 3 for LMS , LCMS , Audio , Virtual Classroom Tool , Screencast , Wiki , eLearning Game Tool , etc. Here's how I use Facebook for personal learning How I use Twitter for personal learning How I use Blogging for personal learning Where I believe social media can be adopted by learners in my organization.

Training - Performance Support - Learning - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Reflections on an interesting talk was done by Mary Anne Clark , a Professor of Biology at Wesleyan University in Texas as part of the SLOAN-C International Symposium on Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning in San Francisco. Network Skills - eLearning Technology , July 16, 2009. “Reflecting upon the growing adoption of Web 2.0 Free Online Conference – Future of Learning - Incredible Speakers - eLearning Technology , July 13, 2009.