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Engaging Learners with Video & Audio WK3

How Do I Produce Video for My eLearning Courses? A DIY Guide

@hubcurator: Most of us agree that video is a wonderful tool for aiding the learning process. It's fun, visual, and appeals to more learning styles than a 'rote-learning-read-this-100-times' approach. What's more, according to KZO Innovations, 98% of organizations are predicted to use video by 2016 in their digital learning strategies. So video is useful, widespread, and fun - no downside, right? Not quite. Video comes at a cost, and not a metaphorical one. Staying in budget is a big concern for most professionals, and video is renowned for eating up that budget quicker than you can say “it's not that expensive!” Here are 5 main steps you can follow to minimize costs and still produce quality video.

8 Tips to Create eLearning Videos on a Tight Timeline

@hubcurator: You need to create an engaging, entertaining, and attention-grabbing video for your eLearning course? But time is NOT on your side and the deadline is looming. This article shares 8 tips to create learning videos on a tight timeline.

Storyboarding – Challenges in the Process and Solutions

@hubcurator: There are various stakeholders working together on a storyboard – the client, subject matter experts, graphics team, programmers and of course, the ID team. But overall, it is the responsibility of the ID team to present a strong and meaningful storyboard. This article exposes some of the common roadblocks faced by instructional designers while developing storyboards and how the team at G-Cube deals with those roadblocks.

Producing High Quality eLearning Videos: The Ultimate Guide

@hubcurator: Videos in blended learning stimulate brainstorming, heighten motivation and appeal to a variety of learning needs. But how easy is it for eLearning professionals to create their own videos? In this article, Christopher Pappas shares all the tips and tricks you need to know from each stage of video production, in order to successfully deliver one of the most powerful communication media to your learners.

Optimal Video Length for Training Videos

@hubcurator: What is the optimal video length for training videos? Philip Guo, an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester, published preliminary research conducted on MIT’s edX online MOOC suggesting the optimal video length is 6 minutes or shorter. Interesting! Have a look at the data here for more insight.

A Useful Technique for Recording High-Resolution Screencasts in Storyline

@hubcurator: Screencasts help learners get familiar with systems and software before they dig in for themselves. In this post from our colleagues at E-Learning Heroes, you’ll learn how you can create high-resolution recordings that display every detail.

The Surge in Corporate Training Video: 6 Styles to Engage Your Learners

@hubcurator: Growing demand for creating corporate training videos is an indicator companies are grasping the value of blended learning. More than ever, clients enter the conversation knowing it’s not enough to focus on task-level proficiency; learning is optimized when learners are engaged at all levels: Head, Heart, and Hands. And, when it comes to engaging the Head and Heart, video is one of the best learning tools at our disposal. Explore this blog post from Dashe & Thompson to learn from 6 unique video learning style samples.

Types of Videos that Can Add Punch to Your Online Training

@hubcurator: According to this eBook, online training has become better with the inclusion of videos. Their flexibility makes them an ideal choice to improve training. This eBook will make you consider harnessing the versatility and popularity of videos to increase the impact on learners, by incorporating different elements. Read on and learn how to use videos to supercharge your training.

Storyboarding Is A Total Waste Of Time

@hubcurator: According to the author, Ken Whitaker, "Using digital tools to create the final courseware or gamification content could be easily changed from feedback received from coworkers or customers. The effort required to create a storyboard was, in my estimation, a total waste of time. Why spend the effort bothering with mock ups? How wrong I was." Explore these "5 Storyboarding Must Haves"!

8 Budget-Friendly Tips To Create Your Own Animated eLearning Videos - eLearning Industry

@hubcurator: Animated eLearning videos use visualizations, illustrations, and other aesthetic elements to engage and educate. They offer a broad range of benefits, but can you really fit them into your eLearning budget? This article shares 8 wallet-friendly tips to create your own animated eLearning videos.

How to Add Video to eLearning on a Budget

@hubcurator: If you want a polished, corporate look to your videos, be ready to spend time researching the art of film-making and video-editing, building a studio, and buying professional equipment. Or hire professionals. Either way, your training budget might not accommodate these costs. Fortunately, DIY-type videos are do-able for amateurs. And they may even be a better fit for your training program if your content doesn’t benefit from the fully polished look.