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. Choosing source video. Don’t double compress videos – use uncompressed or lossless formats when compressing to FLV format. Encoding videos to FLV.

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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. I don’t use it as much as I used to now that Articulate’s Studio ‘09 provides a video encoder. For rapid elearning converting to the SWF and FLV Flash formats are important and Format Factory supports this.

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Video Delivery Types in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

One of the most important factors to think about while using Videos in learning courses is how the video will be delivered to the learner. Captivate supports the following types of Video Delivery : Progressive download, RTMP Streaming, Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS). Video Hosting. Can be hosted on any Web Server or Flash Media Server (FMS). As you know, Captivate has two different video features : Slide Video and FLV Object (details here ).

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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. Adobe’s Flash Professional is widely used for eLearning development but some organizations don’t allow running Flash Player or any other 3 rd party plug-ins for that matter in their web browsers. swf, *.flv, flv, *.js, flv [Flash video format] is not supported in some servers by default and it needs to be configured.

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Using Shortcut Keys to Increase Your Productivity

Adobe Captivate

Preview the project in a web browser (SWF). Import video file. Show/hide the SWF-Commenting pane. Insert Flash video placeholder. Insert video place holder. Insert an FLV file. Shortcut keys provide an easier and quicker way to navigate and use Adobe Captivate. They let you use keyboard key combinations instead of a mouse or program menu. The common shortcut keys are listed in the table.

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