606 Software Training Doesn’t Have to Be Boring
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, March 27
Video & Media
Most of the training videos produced by trainers are for software. Some of them are really engaging, but many are boring and turn people off rather than helping them learn a new program. Sometimes the training videos are nothing more than nasal voice-over with a mouse moving on the screen. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Many editorial and production techniques that media professionals use to make television interesting can be applied to software videos to make them more engaging and better support learning.
In this session, you’ll explore five principles of video content that drive professional television production, and that you can apply to software training videos to keep learners engaged and make content quicker and easier to understand. You’ll also learn five specific techniques to make your training videos look more polished and interesting that you can immediately put into action.
In this session, you will learn:
- Five key principles of effective video based on professional media practices
- Five specific techniques you can apply to your software videos to make them more engaging
- General techniques to make video content quicker and easier to understand
- Key questions to ask when reviewing your training videos
Designers and developers
Technology discussed in this session:
Jonathan Halls, the CEO of Trainer Mojo, is the author of Rapid Video for Trainers, Rapid Media for Trainers, and Video Script Writing, He's taught digital storytelling to journalists in 20 countries and train-the-trainer programs for almost 30 years. Jonathan started his career as a talk show host, moved into training, and later headed up the BBC's Television Training. Jonathan now runs digital media workshops for trainers and delivers evidence-based train-the-trainer programs. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in adult learning and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University.