eLearning: Determining the Best Size for Today's Lessons

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      When developing eLearning lessons using any of the top development tools (Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, or TechSmith Camtasia Studio), you need to take the size of your learner's device into account. If you make your eLearning lesson too large (I'm talking width and height, not how many megabytes the lesson might be), learners with small displays may have to scroll to see your content.

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy , neoK12 , or other sources.

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Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!

TechSmith Camtasia

Michael wrote a fantastic book on communication and learning through screencasts called PowerCasts – Creating Dynamic PowerPoint Screencasts with Camtasia Studio. Teacher created PowerPoint presentations are easy to create and can be aligned to content lesson standards and objectives.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy, neoK12, or other sources. Finding a video that fits a specific lesson can be time-consuming. Select a presentation topic and determine the lesson focus questions or objectives (Figure 4). Recent Articles.

eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel      You can create the best-looking, most well-written eLearning lesson anyone has ever seen. But for the lesson to be effective, one of the most important things to keep in mind is that  more  does not mean  better. If your lesson plays too long, you run the risk of losing the attention span of your learner and lowering the effectiveness of the lesson in general.

Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos

TechSmith Camtasia

The screen recording and video production software Camtasia offers a variety of pre-built annotations such as shapes, text, and lower thirds that can easily be added to any content. Reference articles that provide deeper information on the discussed topic.

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eLearning: Become a Pedagogical Agent

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

There is research that shows that using a screen character as a  pedagogical  agent or learning coach, who speaks informally and appears to be giving the lesson, increases learning. (My   Put Your Picture into the Lesson.  The  IconLogic Blog  has a whole series of articles on how to do this:   Green Screen Part I. Here is one article to get you started:  Using Bitstrips Characters.

Using video as an alternative to create learning content

Litmos

In this article we'll look at ways to use video to deliver meaningful digital learning content. If you're interested in learning how to create your own screencasts, check out this article for some great tips. Articles Course Content Course Design Video video content video learning

Got Video Scripts or Storyboards?

TechSmith Camtasia

Write a blog article, marketing email, tweet, Facebook post, etc. Lynda.com, an online training site, provides transcripts to every lesson that highlights the words as they’re being spoken in the video so people can follow along. Tips & How To's camtasia pre-production Video

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Dashe & Thomson

It separates learning lessons or topics into columns (called Learn Boards), almost identically to Pinterest. Click on one of these lessons and you can read the article or watch the video, as well as related items that anyone can add.

How to Make A Thousand Training Videos for YouTube FAST (Customer Story)

TechSmith Camtasia

Using Camtasia and Blue Yeti microphones, they produced 995 videos in the first 20 months and more since then. Avaya’s video articles receive significantly more page views than their text-based articles. At a glance.

The Best of eLearning in June 2015

Trivantis

But as hot as it’s been in Cincinnati, the eLearning articles on the web have been even hotter. 3 Camtasia Scenarios for Corporate eLearning. The eLearning Brothers just added Camtasia templates to their library! Find out in this article from Training Magazine.

My First Flip…and a Flipped Day discount on Snagit!

TechSmith Camtasia

On Flipped Day , educators across the globe will take a pledge to flip one lesson to experience Flipped Learning. In honor of Flipped Day , we wanted to show teachers just how easy it is to get started by flipping a lesson. Identify a Lesson to Flip.

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Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

TechSmith Camtasia

He has presented at numerous international, regional, and state educational technology conferences, provided technology in-service workshops for teachers, and has published numerous articles on technology integration. One of my instructional modules uses screencasting integrated into a lesson.

How to record your computer screen – Quick start guide

eLearningArt

In the article below, I’m going to share with you my exact setup for creating video screen recordings. I’m currently giving away a license to Camtasia , the #1 video screen recording software. And I manually select that as the recording area in Camtasia (as described in step X). 2: Download the free 30-day trial of Camtasia. But Camtasia was the #1 video screen recorder by a huge margin (in my survey, 51% of you use Camtasia).

Lynda.com Online Training Library Review

The eLearning Coach

Even though many courses are several hours long, they are organized into short lesson segments. A particular lesson might only last five minutes. Currently there are courses for Captivate 4, Adobe Connect, Flash (many hours), Moodle, Camtasia, and PowerPoint.

Training: Spaced Learning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    In an article first reported in Scientific American in 2005 , R. Douglas   In a previous article I wrote about Knowledge Guru and the use of repetition in eLearning. The article explored if the simple act of repetition is the key to learning. One of the comments I received about that article (from someone at Knowledge Guru, in fact) said that repetition is only part. In an eLearning setting you might do even shorter lessons. )

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How to Enhance your Existing Content with Video

TechSmith Camtasia

She describes her experience in this post, 3 Lessons Learned from Adding Video into My Company’s Newsletter. An example of a goal in this format could be the following: Within a six-week time frame, identify the top five written articles viewed on your company’s support site.

Free Webinar: Extend the Shelf Life of Your Training

TechSmith Camtasia

On October 9th at 1:00PM Eastern/11:00AM Pacific , we’re holding a free webinar “ Extend the Shelf Life of Your Training: Lessons You Can Implement from the Flipped Classroom. Join us for a free webinar about using ideas from the flipped classroom model in businesses and training.

The Only Time You Should Deliver Mediocre eLearning

eLearning Architect

In this article we'll look at when delivering lower quality content can be an advantage. From a Learning and Development perspective, I was always meticulous over planning my lessons and courses to ensure learning and engagement were maximised.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)

learnWorlds

In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about how to create an online course. You can learn a valuable lesson through failure that will get you that much closer to your success. Your choices on learning strategies, lesson material, and instructional activities.

How Much Does It Cost to Develop an Online Course?

learnWorlds

This article attempts to make out an estimation on the cost of the course development process taking into account all the categories of costs that go into it. Whether it’s worth to create a course or not is a question that many people so eagerly want to get an answer to.

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018

learnWorlds

You can learn a valuable lesson through failure that will get you that much closer to your success. Objectives tell the learner or us how they will be able to know, whether or not they have learned and understood the lesson. Get your school now! Try for FREE.

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Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

So there you have it… it’s okay to use copyrighted music in your lessons; it’s not okay to use copyrighted music in your lessons. Note: The following article was originally published at www.premiumbeat.com , a leading Royalty Free Music Library.

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How to Start and Grow a Podcast and Build an Online Course Empire with Joe Casabona

LifterLMS

The biggest lesson Joe learned from making the switch is that customers do not care about the vehicle that gets them to the destination, rather they care about getting to the destination itself. I was like, “So you have posts and pages and posts are like articles.

Double Your eLearning Return on Investment

eLearning Architect

You can see a more detailed article about how to leverage a network of champions by clicking here. “ Use screen capture software such as Camtasia to record the presenters screen, which gives you 3 video files to edit together.

Background Music in eLearning & Copyright

Adobe Captivate

So there you have it… it’s okay to use copyrighted music in your lessons; it’s not okay to use copyrighted music in your lessons. Note: The following article was originally published at www.premiumbeat.com , a leading Royalty Free Music Library.

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85+ Top Tools & Resources for Course Creators

learnWorlds

Also, you can add sound comments, a record of your voice, give more detailed directions, and manage the number of students who are watching your video lessons. Finally, you have the ability to enfuse your video lessons to websites and icons accompanied with links. It’s ideal for teachers, students and business owners, as well as professionals who need to transform an idea, a thought, a lesson plan, or a concept into a visual image. Camtasia.

eLearning Engagement: A Formula for Success

LearnUpon

In this article, we’ll explain the golden rules of learning engagement. It should be noted that the methods mentioned in this article can be adapted and applied to any type of training. Engagement is a very broad subject, far too broad to cover in one article.

ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT: Background Music & Copyright

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Over the past few months, I've received more and more calls and emails about the pros and cons of adding background music to eLearning projects (specifically projects created using Adobe Captivate and TechSmith Camtasia). by Kevin Siegel, COTP.

List of e-Learning Job Descriptions

Vignettes Learning

Editors also decide what material will appeal to readers, review and edit drafts of books and articles, offer comments to improve the work, and suggest possible titles. Programmer - Programs e-learning lessons following the storyboard created in the design process. One of the toughest challenges in running an e-learning project is finding the right talent and ensuring they fit into the roles and expectations of the team.