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Responsive Videos

Upside Learning

Videos have always been effective where high-fidelity content is required. And with most platforms now failing to support Flash, videos have also become a technical means of including media-rich, vector-based, closely audio-synched animations (or for that matter any other type of animation) into multi-device eLearning. eLearning Responsive Videos

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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.

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Screencast of the Week - Tom Green Bends Flash Video

Visual Lounge

Tom made a screencast for Layers Magazine - The How-To Magazine For Everything Adobe about 'Bending Flash Video in After Effects'. This week's Screencast of the Week comes from the wonderful Mr. Tom Green.

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How to Develop Interactive Marketing Collateral (PDF) Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

CommLab India

Make Flash Videos Load Faster In eLearning Courses – Free Presentation. Most of the marketing collateral sales people use on-field is in the Portable Document Format (PDF) documents.

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MP4 – Making Flash-based E-learning Videos Universal

CommLab India

Over the last few years, his organization developed hundreds of e-learning videos in Flash. These videos went a long way in imparting good training to its staff. So, Sean’s boss asked him to make the Flash-based online learning videos accessible on mobile devices.

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HTML5: Standardize on MP4 (mostly)

ICS Learning

One of the most significant issues holding back wide deployment of HTML5-compatible video was the disparity of support between browsers. Back in 2011 , we opined on the best approach to deliver video online which, at that time, was using Flash. About a year later, we furthered our thoughts on web-delivered video noting how the HTML5 movement had made solid progress. All major browsers now support MP4/h.264 video. Now with web video (i.e.

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12 eLearning Audio and Video Tools

DigitalChalk eLearning

When creating an online course, you often need to capture a live video, audio, or screen recording. We’ve narrowed it down to 12 great eLearning audio and video tools to help you get started easily. iMovie allows you to turn your home video into your favorite film with just a few clicks. Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit color and audio, and fix shaky video. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite.

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20+ eLearning Tools and Resources

DigitalChalk eLearning

Whether you are looking for a SCORM, audio, or video application, let us help! With iSpring Solutions, you can easily and quickly publish PowerPoint presentations to web-based formats and build adaptive flash-based quizzes and surveys. You can create high-quality product demos with the capture-as-a-video workflow. Video. Windows Movie Maker is an easy to use video editing production suite.

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Important Features of an Ideal Rapid Authoring Tool

CommLab India

Inserting HTML5, Flash, and text animations. Support for Videos. Videos are effective in engaging learners and communicating information quickly and easily. According to The eLearning Guild report, tool users wanted video features such as the ability to: Embed video files.

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10 Great Moments in eLearning History

SHIFT eLearning

The Multimedia PC (MPC) came with a CD-ROM drive, meaning that the device can display video synced with audio. Using a multimedia computer, they were able to utilize video, audio, graphics and animation programs so that they can better interact with the computer''s interface.

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Basic Features Your Next Multimedia Authoring Tool Must Have

CommLab India

Insert Flash animations. Features that Support Video: Videos are the new best thing in eLearning. While they have been around for decades, the importance of videos as a learning tool has been gaining immense importance of late. Trigger video in interactions. Flash.

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5 Screencasting Tools for Online Learning

DigitalChalk eLearning

ScreenFlow for Mac users, easily records your screen and features great video editing options when you need to create a professional video for your online course. Easily record your PowerPoint presentations, upload your videos to the web, and export into various formats.

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Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

I’ve also used Audacity , a free audio creation and editing tool, as well as various video encoding and editing tools. It allows the user to include audio, simple interactive animations, quizzes, and flash video. If you don’t need the SCORM encoding, another option is iSpring , a free tool that will convert a PowerPoint to flash video.

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Authoring Tools and Compatibility

Learning Developments

When you've created your project, you can export to the version of Flash and ActionScript you want to support. There are a couple of caveats to pay attention to: If you use any special coding, flash, video, or widgets with your authoring tool, you can introduce browser compatibility issues.

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Elearning applications

eFront

CamStudio - (Authoring Tool) CamStudio is able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).

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Adobe Captivate 9: Awesome "Hidden" Find and Replace Feature

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  If you'd like to see the  Find All feature in action, check out the Video Demo I created on the IconLogic YouTube channel.

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E-Learning Screen recording and video solutions – Should b simple, so why isn’t it?

eLearning 24-7

Video. In their rush to jump on the video bandwagon, many screen recording software companies are adding this capability. Frankly, I am a fan of it, but if you are going this route than offer the following: Multiple tracks of video – rather than a track or two. Ability to convert various types of video formats to other video formats. That it is not a good idea to have multiple programs open while you are saving and publishing your video.

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Featured Online Classes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Adding animation and Flash Video. Adobe Captivate 5: Essential Skills. During this live, interactive two-day and instructor-led class, you will get an introduction to Adobe Captivate 5 and learn the core, essential skills that will help you create killer eLearning lessons.   Some of the lessons covered in this course: Best practices for eLearning. Recording Demos and Sims. Recording voice-overs and adding sound effects.

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Adobe Captivate: Adding Videos to eLearning

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel      You can add several types of video into a Captivate project, including AVI, MOV, and Flash Video (FLV or F4V). Most developers elect to use  Event Video  since videos that are confined to a single slide are easier to control.

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Is it time to Abandon Adobe Flash in eLearning Design? [Chime in]

mLearning Revolution

This morning while reading the latest news, I came across a CNET news article, entitled “Flash quietly re-emerges on Amazon’s Kindle Fire.” ” “One we heard often from customers was that they wanted to view Flash content,” he said.

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eLearning Development: 4 Tech Considerations When Using Videos

Upside Learning

With increasing bandwidths and better compression techniques available, use of videos in Flash platform based eLearning courses is on the rise. However, often we find videos not being used optimally. Here are a few technical aspects to keep in mind when working with videos.

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Developing An eLearning Player?

Upside Learning

This post is based on our experience with development of Flash based eLearning players over the years. flv [Flash video format] is not supported in some servers by default and it needs to be configured. A few possible constraints for a Flash [AS 2.0]

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How to Download YouTube Videos

Tony Karrer

I needed to figure out how to download YouTube videos for an upcoming conference presentation where I wasn't confident that I would be able to have a good enough connection to play the video. I've not tried it, but it appears to work for Google Video, MySpace video and more.

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Using Video in eLearning

eLearning Brothers

Video is really taking off in the eLearning world and can add to the effectiveness of content. However, when using video there are many things to think about. Typical steps to get video into an online course: Script the video on paper. Use Flash?

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9 Free Tools That Help Me Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

It’s an easy-to-use video editor. There are other free applications, and of course if you use a Mac, you have your own video editor. In either case, it’s easy to shoot video with a simple digital camera and edit it without a lot of expense.

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Silver lining around clouds of layoffs

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

So in staying true to Kathy's message I will also highly recommend the following little flash video created by fellow Phoenician Blogger Pamela Sims. Its nice to see that we are not alone in the tech industry dealing with massive staff reductions. Creating passionate users discusses the Sun layoffs. Today just might be your independence day. If you have been "pushed out", or have taken the bold move to jump out, put it on your calendar and celebrate.

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Awesome Quizzes – Tips to Use Articulate Quizmaker

eLearning Brothers

Adding Flash Videos. There could be a time where you’d like the user to view an animation or video vignette prior to answering a question. You could insert a flash movie on the question page. Click Media/Flash Movie. Browse to find your flash file.

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Kineo Insights Webinar: Kronos Moodle Case Study

Learning Visions

Implemented Moodle’s Flash video module – created fabulous video experience. Today as part of the Kineo Insights webinar series – a conversation on open source. The following are my notes from Part 2 of the webinar: Our Journey: Harnessing Moodle to Deliver Customer Training Kronos – Scott Severn and Lynn Bennett – manage the customer training team for Kronos. Kronos delivers products and services to customers managing workforce.

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Articulate has me lost for words

Clive on Learning

And, last but not least, Articulate is much better equipped for rich media: incorporate Flash videos in your slides, perform simple video edits and conversions using the new Video Encoder, edit audio, output to podcasts or for mobile delivery. I've been a user of Articulate Studio now for about three years.

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M is for Media

Clive on Learning

I'm now convinced it's media - simple, linear audio and video. Leslie demonstrated how easy it was to narrate a PowerPoint presentation, export it as an MP4 video and play it back on a video iPod. I thought about Captivate, but that only exports Flash movies (SWFs). I thought about using special video converters to get to the output formats I wanted, but I was worried about what all this processing would do to the quality.

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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

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The power of pictures - part 3

Clive on Learning

Basically, they came up with the questions, I did the answers, we debated a bit, the whole lot was videoed, edited, converted to Flash video, assembled into an FAQ using Articulate Engage and then uploaded to the course website. In the first two parts of this posting I reflected first on the importance of visualisation to memory and then on the effect on both me as presenter and on my audience of the absence of any PowerPoint slides at a networking dinner I spoke at.

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It’s time for upgrades, and a Poll

eLearning Development

Flash CS4 Professional. Articulate Presenter is arguably the most popular PowerPoint to Flash conversion tool available. It’s also an easy way to create Flash animations from slides. Studio 09 Standard includes Presenter, Quizmaker and Video Encoder. For Studio 09, Articualte added Articulate Video Encoder ‘09. This tool converts video files to FLV for inclusion in courses. It works fine, I just prefer Flash Video Encoder.

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Coaching, Knowledge, Posts, iPhone, & Maps

Big Dog, Little Dog

Flash Report: First Look at iPhone & Learning Perspectives - Eliott Masie. Elliott details the aspects of the iPhone that are high potential for learning (instructional videos, collaboration and more), some of the challenges (no current use of Flash Video) and a few trends in the mobile. Survey: Executive Coaching Sees Downturn - Chief Learning Officer.

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