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Sessions in Video & Media Track
Everyone knows that person who has a heavy footstep, a booming laugh, or talks way too loud, and it always seems to be magnified when recording audio. Often you’re working in less-than-ideal environments, trying to make the best of what you’ve got, and you don’t always have time or tools for editing. When you don’t have a professional studio to record audio, the struggle is very real.Read More
Melissa is a rising star at your company. She’s been promoted five times in as many years, and is on track to join your leadership bench program. Unfortunately, she just gave her two weeks’ notice. Capturing the knowledge of exiting employees is just one of the ways you could be using video but probably aren’t. Join this session to explore six real examples of how companies are improving their learning strategies with video. You’ll also explore trends driving the use of video, and how you can tap them within your business.Read More
Interactive video often has a wow factor that’s hard to deny. What’s critical for L&D, though, is thinking beyond the wow factor to ensure interactive video truly supports learning and performance improvement. Interactive video offers a range of design models, each with different strengths. Understanding how to align those strengths to different learning needs simplifies your design process, reduces development costs, and produces the best results for your organization.Read More
How often do you source a near-perfect image that you want to manipulate to meet your needs, but don’t know how? Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are powerful tools for manipulating and creating images and design assets, yet many eLearning designers find them intimidating to approach. Rather than a shotgun approach to learning how to use the software, eLearning designers need to target the tricks that best work for them!Read More
Technology is driving every aspect of business, and learning is no exception. Driven by an always-on, mobile culture, learners today have an “instant gratification” mindset and are easily distracted by email pings, text message buzzes, and fitness tracker updates. For instructional designers and other eLearning pros, this means every second counts when fighting for attention, focus, and retention. How do you arrest attention away from everyday distractions and deliver engaging content?Read More
One of the keys to making effective training videos is to gather feedback from stakeholders and colleagues along the way. However, the headaches associated with this process can frustrate and deter even the best content developers. The process can take longer than desired, feedback can be provided on the wrong areas, and often feedback comes at the last minute, causing a major rework way too late.Read More
You’ve started using live-action video at work. Perhaps you’ve used it in the past but weren’t happy with the results. If this is you, you’ll agree that using live action to tell a story with the goal of educating the viewer is challenging. A video can just as easily distract or confuse as it can inspire and educate. And it can be expensive to get it wrong!Read More
Searching for new ways to present content in eLearning is an ongoing challenge for most designers. Animation effects beyond the typical require deeper thought in design, and often involve additional storyboarding. Barriers to learning new animation software result in some designers not pursuing a more engaging approach than typical animation effects. With new smartphone cameras, available apps, and software, you can dramatically reduce those barriers to get started with stop-motion animation.Read More
Short videos—less than two minutes in length—or long videos chunked up into short, digestible bits are retained longer and are more frequently shared and consumed. Creating, managing, and updating short, digestible content has become a challenge in most organizations. The desire is to be able to create content by anyone, anytime, and deliver it in an exciting and digestible way.Read More
In a landscape of increasing video creation, many learning professionals are approaching video without formal training. This is an amazing opportunity and challenge that brings with it the need to understand what can make videos not work. And while video has gotten easier to create, it’s just as easy (if not easier) to make a bad video. This session will look at seven “gotchas” that video creators should know about.Read More
You’ve been handed the same old content, and the thought of creating the same old learning experience makes you sad. Worry not! You can transform that tired content into an engaging eLearning experience by applying powerful storytelling and graphic design techniques. You will leave your learners wondering where that new course came from. When they ask, just tell them you put your visuals to work.Read More
You’ve captured a video yourself or been given one to publish, but it isn’t perfect. There might be artifacts in the video that you want to hide, or you may want to showcase a feature that the video skipped. The action on the screen might not sync with the audio, or the audio itself might be bad. You could re-record the entire video—or you could fix it using some handy editing tricks.Read More
It’s not uncommon for people in L&D to have to take on some, if not all, of the visual design of their projects. It’s also not uncommon for those same people to not have a background in visual design. So what can you do if you know you want to use design more effectively in your projects but you just aren’t sure where to start?Read More
Video continues to have explosive growth as a delivery medium for knowledge transfer events. Organizations are incorporating video-based learning into the daily flow of work and establishing methods for delivery and tracking of video assets in their learning ecosystem. This session will explore these new workflows, as well as how video can become an integral part of your students’ learning journey.Read More
It’s easy to make video that’s not very good; a lot of bad video gets made on smartphones. But that doesn’t mean that mobile devices can’t make great videos too! The truth is that the camera on your phone is way better quality than those you grew up watching.Read More
Audiences are almost universally busy, and there is a huge amount of content out there to take in. eLearning courses were promised to fit flexibly into people’s schedules, but they often still require a computer and aren’t designed or developed well for a mobile device. What’s one answer to this issue? Podcasts. People squeeze podcasts in during their commutes, while making dinner, and even in the shower!Read More