eLearning: Determining the Best Size for Today's Lessons

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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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A Peek Behind the Curtain: Introducing TechSmith Education Labs

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We are excited to announce the newly-redesigned TechSmith Education Labs team! The Ask3 team deeply immersed itself with educators and built some great energy around TechSmith’s ability to positively impact education. Thanks, The TechSmith Education Labs Team.

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eLearning & Training: How Long is Too Long?

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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.

Free Webinar: Extend the Shelf Life of Your Training

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TechSmith has been fortunate to be involved with the concept of the flipped classroom for a long time. TechSmith has partnered with Training Magazine to bring you an opportunity to learn about the flipped classroom for business. Ryan Eash is an education evangelist for TechSmith Corp.,

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

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Avaya’s video articles receive significantly more page views than their text-based articles. These types of video lessons are traditionally created by instructional designers and can require a dedicated learning management system and special authoring tools. At a glance.

Transform your PowerPoint into a PowerCast using Camtasia!

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He has also been published on The Educause Review twice, for articles titled Screencasting to Engage Learning and Creating a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia Studio. Teacher created PowerPoint presentations are easy to create and can be aligned to content lesson standards and objectives.

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

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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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Five Tips for Creating Effective Learning Videos

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These recommendations are partially based on a study* conducted by TechSmith. I will bring back the camera video during chapter breaks and generally at the end to summarize the lesson and to provide my viewers with a personal farewell. **I

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If You Know The Answer, Ask Anyway

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Before I was hired at TechSmith I wouldn’t have been able to tell you the first thing about how a website works. I’ve only been with TechSmith for 4 years now (the first year in sales) but I’ve established my career as an in-house Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing Analytics specialist. Every webinar I watched and every popular article I read gave me the same generic material or fundamentals I already knew and I simply didn’t know what questions to ask.

Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

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The TechSmith Education team is excited to give you this inside look before the biggest K12 conference of the year begins. For example, online resources such as TeacherTube, Khan Academy, and YouTube provide thousands of streaming educational video clips for teachers to use in their lessons.

How to Enhance your Existing Content with Video

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TechSmith Newsletter editor, Lauren North, added video to the mix after readers requested more video content. She describes her experience in this post, 3 Lessons Learned from Adding Video into My Company’s Newsletter.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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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.

Top Five Ways to Use Screencasting in the Classroom

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This article was written by guest author Ron Kotlik for our quarterly education newsletter, the Learning Lounge. This article will focus on five easy ways educators can use the power of screencasting. This article is a not a “how to” of screencasting.

A different take on “The Flipped Classroom”

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This article was originally posted by Dale Rogers ( Follow @MisterRog ) in the Livingston Post on May 5, 2013. However, this tool has allowed me to give more individualized attention to students and has helped them to focus on the lesson.

Learning by Creating: Turning Bloom’s on Its Head

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In effect, they were learning like vacuum cleaners: they “sucked up” the content of the lesson and then gave it back in an organized and useful form. The post Learning by Creating: Turning Bloom’s on Its Head appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

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How to Capture Screen Images in Under a Minute

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For example, they can help you capture what a website looked like before the latest brand refresh, that weird error message you got a couple months ago, or even a juicy gossip article you don’t want to risk forgetting. Video Lessons. What is a Screenshot?

Got Video Scripts or Storyboards?

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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. appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

How to record your computer screen – Quick start guide

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In the article below, I’m going to share with you my exact setup for creating video screen recordings. Go to the TechSmith Camtasia page – > Click Free trial. That marks the spot where I’ll be duplicating part of the lesson. I’ve recorded hundreds of videos tutorials on my computer. And I’ve probably made every mistake at some point. Each time I made a mistake, I improved my process so I wouldn’t make it again.

Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

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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 DEVELOPMENT: Background Music & Copyright

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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.