mLearning Content Types - Level 4: Reference

mLearning Trends

Level 4: Reference Materials & Static Content NOTE: This is part 5 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information. Level 4 formats include content typically considered “reference” or supplemental material; it is not specifically learning-oriented, though it often accompanies ILT events or online learning courseware. text files, PDF documents, images) and doesn’t require much time or effort.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

While there are a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated — but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. Containers (file extensions).

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Simple vs. Complex eLearning Design

eLearning Brothers

Simple design, sometimes referred to as flat design, has little or no shading and could contain 5-50 lines and/or shapes. Although, depending on the number of design elements you need to make this could save you time and file size. Small File Size. This type of design often takes hours or days to complete and when saved their files are enormous. Large File Size.

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The Magic of Microlearning

Association eLearning

Here are some of the advantages of microlearning: Great for quick, on-the-job reference. Keeping the parts focused and “bite-sized” helps prevent overly dense content. Smaller file sizes. One of you car’s headlights is out. It’s supposed to be pretty easy to replace, so you buy a new one and decide to give it a try. Where do you go for instructions? I’m guessing you’d probably try one or more of the following: Go to YouTube, or a similar site, and watch a video.

types of SCORM Supported by QuoDeck?

QuoDeck

Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based electronic educational technology (also called e-learning). Ensuring these compatibility and content size guidelines enables you easily use the SCORM content with QuoDeck LMS. We restrict the SCORM file size being less than 50 megabytes considering the internet Bandwidth Limitations of Mobile Learning Environment.

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Instructional Design Questions? There’s an App for that! …You need to check it out.

Kapp Notes

Instructional Design Guru is a reference app, currently for the iPhone, that defines over 450 terms that learning professionals might encounter in their jobs or studies. It seemed appropriate for performance support and it keeps the file size small, as this is a native app. Also, I plan to add more examples and possibly a few diagrams where needed, if it won’t bloat the file size.

Size of Captivate Files

Tony Karrer

In reference to my article Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations , I was just asked: I was hoping you could answer a real easy question for me? For an enterprise wide LMS system, would a Captivate movie (file) that is 1.5mb or less too big? I think this file size is micro, and that for real good elearning a file size of 40+mb is getting to a threshold. MB file. I would with a 40MB file.

Mobile Content Management Solutions: Why Simple File Storage Is Inadequate

Zunos

All of these file repositories do have iOS and Android apps, so they can qualify as mobile content management solutions. This is fine if you have 10 files, 100 files, or even 1000 files. employees using the wrong files or versions. Find Files Incredibly Easily.

Popular ID Principles For Mobile Learning: 5 Trends That Spell Success

G-Cube

Also keeping the limited memory capabilities of mobile devices, it is a good idea to use cloud-computing file storage and sharing sites for access to reading resources or assignments. Use of simple coding minimises file sizes, increases download speed, and is better supported on feature phones that may not give good support for cascading style sheets and other advanced programming functions.

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3 Productivity Tips for Naming Files in Lectora

eLearning Brothers

One of the major differences between Lectora and some other authoring tools is the method used to import and reference images, videos, and other files. Rather than copying them directly into the Lectora AWT file, images are automatically copied into an “images” folder, the audio or video into the “media” folder and other files such as PDFs or DOCs to the “extern” folder. Let me show you three quick file naming tips I prefer: 1. Use Corresponding File Names.

In-app branding with EdApp: a how-to guide

Ed App

Please note that images must be a PNG file with a maximum file size of 5MB. See the above photo for reference. Some of our most requested features are around branding capabilities and how to increase your branding within EdApp.

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5 e-Learning Mistakes That Damage Your Credibility

Trivantis

If you present them with an off-the-shelf course created by a company in New England, for example, they’re probably not going to be able to connect with the characters or any location specific references used. Remember, content refers to your graphics and multimedia too, not just the words on each slide. Take a look at this helpful post by the ELearning Brothers on decreasing file size without losing image quality.

Comparing Video Hosting, Transcribing, and Captioning Tools

CourseArc

Has some video file-size restrictions (current max: 15 minutes). Depending on paid plan, offers liberal video size uploads. Only supports a few file formats (SRT, WebVTT, DFXP/TTML, SCC, and SAMI). Different services use different methods to produce transcripts and captions, and this may result in varying levels of accuracy in the language and timing of these files.

Access LMS Release Notes 9.1

Unicorn Training

To check which version your LMS is currently operating on, please refer to this. New fields for the Person Document data source include: Created on Created by Filename File size (in Mb)Continue through the wizard as normal and run your report.

Extended Reality System (XRS): What it is, Costs, Pros and Cons

Roundtable Learning

Often referred to as Immersive Learning , XR training refers to training solutions that extend reality through a headset or other device. They’re at the Mercy of File Size and WiFi.

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Why Is It Important To Know Who Owns Your XR Training Content?

Roundtable Learning

Once extended reality content is developed and the official program is launched, though, who actually owns the source files, assets, and final product? In this article, we will explore who owns XR content, differentiate between source and binary packages, discuss where source files and assets are stored, and compare and contrast two ownership options. . If you purchase the source code of the project, you will be delivered a set of files that create the exact output of your project.

Neuroscience In Corporate Training: All Hype Or Practical Applications?

Learningtogo

For ex­ample, check the references. And foremost, if you can’t find a clear application within a few minutes, file the information under “cool stuff,” but don’t change your current practice around it. File size: 141 KB]. I recently had the chance to talk with Katelijn Nijsmans, co-founder of The Tipping Point, a learning consulting firm based in Belgium. Here is her resulting article, which first appeared on the Stimulearning site. See you in Brussels soon, Katelijn!

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Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

Backing up a bit, any and every presentation you create is based on a template, often deployed as a potx file, and each template contains all the slide masters and layouts used to keep your visual content on-brand. When it fails, PowerPoint has no choice but to create a new layout or even worse in some cases, a new master with many layouts in your presentation file. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file).

An 8-Step Guide to Digitization for Book Publishers

Kitaboo

Book digitization, as the name suggests, refers to the process of creating digital versions of physical books, magazines, manuscripts and records. You must keep a master file of the digital book. What is book digitization?

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. The container, often referred to as the file type, is displayed in the suffix of a file’s name (e.g. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Understanding Video File Types: Codecs, Containers, and Outputs

TechSmith Camtasia

In January we posted about image file types. While there is a plethora of video file types, which consist of codecs and containers, choosing the right one doesn’t have to be complicated … but it certainly can be. You may have heard the phrase video codec when referring to video files. It gives you much smaller files sizes with minimal quality loss. Containers (are file extensions). Now it’s video’s turn.

Why is My Video Blurry? – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

Nowadays, there are ultra high definition monitors, which is also commonly referred to as 4K (2160p) or 8K (4320p), or Retina display, but unless you have a very powerful computer, I would recommend 1080p to get started because if you do record in those higher dimensions, you will end up with very large files, thus slowing down your computer dramatically. Finally, the last topic I want to cover is file formats. This ensures a high quality video, at a low file size.

An 8-Step Guide to Digitization for Book Publishers

Kitaboo

Book digitization , as the name suggests, refers to the process of creating digital versions of physical books, magazines, manuscripts and records. You must keep a master file of the digital book. What is book digitization?

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. The container, often referred to as the file type, is displayed in the suffix of a file’s name (e.g. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

5 Mistakes eLearning Developers Often Make

eFront

Group images, video, and audio files and text for use in constructing your eLearning course. Watch out for file size limitations, an extremely annoying shortcoming in some eLearning tools. These force you to edit your content (audio and video) into a smaller size, thereby robbing its meaning altogether! And there is nothing worse than non-functional audio and video files during the training session.

6 Learning Design Considerations for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

This is because of the difference in the screen size, layout of devices and compatibility with the output. Diversity in the screen sizes. Avoid using visuals of large file size, as they cannot be accommodated into the small screens. However, in mobile learning, it must be used intelligently because: File size has to be limited. It is imperative to use compatible file formats that load faster.

The new Camtasia Studio 8, the Flipped Classroom and Mobile Learning [Review]

mLearning Revolution

If you are new to this movement in Education, here’s how Ted-Ed describes the Flipped classroom: This refers to a method of instruction where classroom-based teaching time and traditional “homework” time are reversed (flipped). Having said that, here are some of the others new features in Camtasia 8 I love: I really love the new, completely rebuilt screen recorder in Camtasia 8, which not only yields smaller file size of the recording (i.e.

How to Edit Videos: The Not So Complex World of Video Encoding

TechSmith Camtasia

Decisions that can seem daunting when terms like codec, container, and a myriad of file type names start getting tossed around. The purpose of encoding is to compress a video file to a size – MB or GB, not necessarily duration – that is easy to store and transfer over the web. The container, often referred to as the file type, is displayed in the suffix of a file’s name (e.g. Before any video can be shared, it must first be produced.

Mobile Authoring Tools – 6 ways they’re more effective than traditional eLearning authoring

Ed App

file and then distributed to multiple companies’ different Learning Management Systems (LMS). With material being created on a one-size-fits-all basis, content is more likely to be far less engaging that personalised lessons which directly reference a worker’s particular situation. Updating mobile-focused lessons is generally much easier as they usually make use of microlearning , small lesson sizes and lesson templates.

Mobile Authoring Tools – 6 ways they’re more effective than traditional eLearning authoring

Ed App

file and then distributed to multiple companies’ different Learning Management Systems (LMS). With material being created on a one-size-fits-all basis, content is more likely to be far less engaging that personalised lessons which directly reference a worker’s particular situation. Updating mobile-focused lessons is generally much easier as they usually make use of microlearning , small lesson sizes and lesson templates.

Activity in Last Six Months

Tony Karrer

Tools Second Life and Learning Software Simulation eLearning (w/ links to Tools) Captivate File Size Tricks for Software Training via Simulations Do You WANT an LMS? Better Questions for Learning Professionals Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids Authoring in eLearning 2.0 / Add-ins & Mash-ups Clark Aldrich - "Second Life is not a teaching tool" Learning Trends Point To and Shape eLearning 2.0

Recording PowerPoint Presentations like a Pro: Geetesh’s 13 Tips for Creating Great PowerPoint Slides

TechSmith Camtasia

Arial at a larger point size tends to work well, but do an experiment and find out what works best for you. Because videos will certainly be compressed to deliver in an optimized file size. If you did create a script, print the script with a fairly larger sized font size. This larger sized font will help you to read the script even if you place it a little far from you. Make sure you refer to any charts, pictures, or other visuals in your script.

Restore default slide master layouts in PowerPoint with VBA

BrightCarbon

Backing up a bit, any and every presentation you create is based on a template, often deployed as a potx file, and each template contains all the slide masters and layouts used to keep your visual content on-brand. When it fails, PowerPoint has no choice but to create a new layout or even worse in some cases, a new master with many layouts in your presentation file. Slide Layout Type* (hidden data in the PowerPoint file).

LMS Authoring Tools – What features do you need?

Ed App

This situation is often worsened by courseware typically being produced on a one-size-fits-all basis by a singular training company who then distributes it to multiple client organisations using the most unsophisticated features possible (usually a SCORM file to maximise compatibility and market size). The user experience is frequently poor with interactions being fiddly and presented information not matching the screen size.

Why You Don’t Need a SCORM Compliant Learning Management System

Continu

Shareable Content Object Reference Model.” Reference model” means that SCORM is a set of standards to make sure different learning management systems can work together. Certain file types and codecs won’t work with SCORM systems. SCORM traditionally works with Flash files, which aren’t supported by iOS devices. And large file sizes can cause problems, which is bad for visual content. On top of all that, SCORM isn’t optimized for bite-sized learning.

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Complete Guide To Promote Your YouTube Video

mysimpleshow

The title will be used to refer to the video in YouTube’s vast library of videos by the person who uploaded it, in addition to all the people who are viewing it. It is highly unlikely that viewers will use symbols like “ © ®” to look for a file. Instead of naming your file “final_video.mp4” or “final_video.avi”, make sure that you rename the video including the same keywords. The file name will be an indicator for search engines describing the contents of your file.

Understanding Image File Formats

TechSmith Camtasia

But, which image file formats do you need? The topics I am going to cover are how file types differ, common web sizes, vector versus raster art, and digital versus optical zoom. Common Image File Types. After you are done editing, you save it and you are prompted with a window that asks you what type of file would you like it saved as. All of the files I mentioned previously fall into two main categories. Common Web Image Sizes.

Easy to Use, Easy to Love: Adobe Captivate Prime is Ideal for Enterprise Training

MeetingOne on eLearning

The reference standard for an LMS remains the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), specifically, SCORM 1.2. Adobe Captivate Prime provides smooth content-LMS integration, so you don’t have to worry about quality compromise on large file size materials. The enterprise LMS market is saturated with options. In G2’s latest assessment of “ Corporate LMS Software ” providers, 45 platforms were considered.

6 Factors to Consider while Digitizing Books at Scale

Hurix Digital

Book digitization, digitizing books or book scanning refers to the process of converting physical books, magazines and other records into digital media using an image scanner. The ASCII format helps to reduce file size and allows text to be searched, reformatted or processed by third-party applications. The first step of the book digitization process is to create the master file. What is Book Digitization?

7 Examples Of Responsive eLearning Design For Higher Engagement And A Better Learning Experience

EI Design

You need to optimize the file sizes so that there is no challenge of loading. References: Mobile Marketing Statistics compilation. Of late, there is a big buzz on Responsive eLearning designs vs older Adaptive eLearning designs. In this article, I’ll show you why you should invest in it, when you should use it, and how you can create great responsive eLearning designs. Responsive eLearning Design For Higher Engagement And A Better Learning Experience. Background.