What IS Interactive Video, Anyway?

Published by   John Parsons on Jun 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

When someone uses the phrase, "interactive video," what do they mean? The answer may surprise you.


Online video has been with us since the early 2000s. As popularized by YouTube, the ability to watch videos on demand is part of our digital culture. But what are people actually doing when they watch that inspirational clip? Press the "Play" button? Maybe adjust the volume or go to full screen view? Nod and share it on Facebook? If the player is little more than a tiny TV, then the video experience is "flat" or passive in nature (even if the video itself is interesting).

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Categories: Learning, Blog, HTML5 Player, Video Player, Interactive Learning, Video

Is your Video Interactive or Static?

Published by   Darryl Rentz on Jun 12, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Effective Learning Uses Video!

People who learn concepts through video remember longer than most. Not only do video learners retain knowledge longer, but they grasp concepts faster than learning solely through reading. Studies of person to person communication indicates that less than 10% of human understanding comes from language, less than 40% comes from tonality (auditory) and the remaining is through body language (visual). People are visual learners and using video is a more effective way to get your message across and ensure your viewers understand.

The concept of enhanced learning through video is understood and implemented by many learning professionals and organizations, however the use of interactive video for even more effective learning is not as well understood.

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Categories: Learning, Blog, Interactive Learning, Video

4 Ways to Make Learning fit Your Lifestyle

Published by   Elizabeth Allebach on May 28, 2015 11:30:00 AM

 

The internet allows any person to have access to information, information that can lead to curiosity, interest, and eventually learning. However, working people are busy and need options to get the job done as efficiently as possible.

Video and audio help people work smarter, not harder because content is delivered visually and in-ear to aid in comprehension. This control with video allows for learning online or offline, with more time or less time, and learning at your own pace.

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Categories: Blog, Video Tips

5 Tips for Saving Time with Video

Published by   Carrie Strohl on May 14, 2015 9:13:40 AM

Videos are often added to learning materials to make them more engaging. However, those engaging videos are also time consuming. Your employees and students have no way of knowing if there’s an introduction that could be skipped. Maybe there’s a topic in the video that’s not as relevant to their learning needs? Unlike text-based content, there’s no skimming for keywords or shortcuts for time-pressed employees.

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Categories: Video Tips

The Player's The Thing: What is Interactive Learning?

Published by   John Parsons on Apr 15, 2015 8:00:00 AM

This blog post was originally published on elearningindustry.com. eLearning Industry is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry, serving 45,000 + email subscribers.

Online video means different things to different people. Further, when it comes to interactive video learning, there is no clear public trend -- at least for now. For positive learning outcomes, however, it’s the quality and features of the video player that will make the difference.

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Categories: Blog, Video Player, Interactive Learning

Surprise! Mobile is a Moving Target

Published by   John Parsons on Mar 24, 2015 9:57:18 AM

On March 25, Viddler will release the latest version of its HTML5 interactive video player. A brief video of the player improvements is available here.

During the course of developing and testing the new player, two things became clearer:

  1. Responsive design means a lot more than elements resizing and moving on different size screens
  2. Tools like buttons and overlays have to accommodate not only the user’s habits (and their finger sizes!) but also their behavior while using a particular device
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Categories: Product Updates

Training and Responsive Design (Your Phone is Not a TV!)

Published by   Payton Sherry on Mar 12, 2015 1:53:25 PM

This blog post was originally published on elearningindustry.com. eLearning Industry is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry, serving 45,000 + email subscribers. 

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Categories: Blog

Arpeggio New Design Webinar

Published by   Payton Sherry on Mar 5, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Arpeggio's new intuitive design is coming soon.

In an effort to continue our focus on training and elearning solutions across multiple platforms, we will soon release Viddler's Arpeggio HTML5 Player with a new design.

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Categories: Announcements

BYOD: What Training Professionals Need to Know

Published by   Payton Sherry on Feb 26, 2015 2:06:00 PM

This blog post was originally published on elearningindustry.comeLearning Industry is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry, serving 45,000 + email subscribers. 

What Training Professionals Need to Know About BYOD

The Bring Your Own Device trend (and IT headache) is disrupting business communications and training operations worldwide.

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Categories: Blog

4 ways interactive video makes learning easier for busy employees

Published by   Payton Sherry on Feb 5, 2015 2:06:00 PM

It doesn’t take long for a busy person’s schedule to fill up. Responsibilities at home and work deter employees from completing additional training outside of their normal duties. Lack of time makes implementing new products or processes impossible. At least this used to be the case before e-learning and online video.

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Categories: Learning

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