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P09 B.Y.O.L.: Demystifying Media Usage in eLearning

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday, October 28

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Adding audio and video to your eLearning program can help make your programs much more powerful. Many eLearning professionals struggle with adding media, as they don’t have the foundational knowledge needed to use media effectively.

In this workshop you will learn the latest strategies, techniques, and best practices for using audio and video in your learning programs. You will discover how to plan your media using storyboards, discuss the importance of selecting and preparing the talent that will be featured in a video, explore how to create a video or audio file, and how to edit and prepare the source file to ensure it is the highest quality while still being accessible to your audience. You’ll examine techniques and interactivity that you can add to video and learn about the latest standards. You will explore the various low-cost hardware and software that is needed to create your own in-house studio for under $1,500.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to plan and storyboard your content
  • How to prep your talent
  • How to compress files for optimal audio and video delivery to mobile and desktop platforms
  • How to use HTML5 for creating interactive experiences
  • Tips and techniques for capturing content with mobile devices and SLR devices
  • Strategies for managing assets and reviews
  • Techniques for creating or adding screencasts to your learning content
  • Creative ways to utilize audio and video in your learning programs
  • How to find audio and video talent for your projects
  • How to use cloud apps to automate compression

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, and project managers who want to use audio and video in their learning content.

Technology discussed in this session:
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Audacity, browser testing and what to support, Cleaner, CSS3, Final Cut, Google Analytics, Handbrake, HTML5, Hype, iMovie, JavaScript, JPlayer, JWPlayer, media delivery, web resources, and Windows Movie .

Participant technology needs:
A laptop.

Nick Floro

Learning Architect & CEO

Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.

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