Video for Training/Learning

Published by   Adam Creelman on Sep 15, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Guest blog from Viddler partner Cogcentric Labs

Instructional video is not a new idea; the audiovisual movement in education started around 1925. However, modern Web technology has vastly expanded the use of video by everyone, and practically anywhere. This holds tremendous potential for organizational learning, but comes with plenty of pitfalls. Here are a few major issues:


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7 Ways to Recycle eLearning Video Content

Published by   John Parsons on Sep 10, 2015 10:54:10 AM

(Originally published in Learning Solutions Magazine)

Using interactive video for eLearning and mLearning is an exciting, thought-provoking trend. Moving beyond our preconceived notions about video, namely that it’s too boring and/or costly, is a potential game changer. Creating, recycling, and combining smaller “chunks” of content could potentially solve some important problems for developers.


Send In The Training Reinforcements

Published by   John Parsons on Sep 1, 2015 10:59:32 AM

With interactive video, businesses can apply learning reinforcement techniques needed to keep sales training from evaporating.

Not everyone is a born salesman. Effective sales techniques can be taught in the classroom (real or virtual), but too often that training disappears very quickly if the material is not reinforced.


What Really Matters in the Flash Debate

Published by   John Parsons on Aug 26, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Technology companies should serve the needs of the end user, even when it’s hard to do.

In a recent TechCrunch article, LiveRail’s head of client services Vijay Balan posed the familiar “Flash is Dead” argument, using some unnecessarily harsh rhetoric (i.e., “the upcoming Flash-pocalypse.”) As expected, this stirred up a snarky debate between partisans of Flash and HTML5.


The Secret to Scenario-Based Learning

Published by   John Parsons on Aug 5, 2015 9:30:00 AM

eLearning Applications for Interactive Video

Earlier this year, Viddler commissioned an intensive research survey of learning and development (L&D) professionals. Our goal was to better understand their views and priorities on the subject of interactive video in workforce development.


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eLearning Evolved Part 6: Pick your path and RUN!!!

Published by   Darryl Rentz on Jul 30, 2015 10:34:40 AM

OK, it’s go time. You have all the pieces (the video, the hosting, the platform), but integrating video can be as “easy” as cloning dinosaurs from fossilized DNA! As you begin to create and cultivate your video workflow, there are several moving parts that need to be taken into account.

Find Your Path

It’s time to decide which direction your video will take: 

  1. Is video a vital component of your training or simply a helpful tool?
  2. Is your training content for sale to the public or used internally to enhance employee behavior?
  3. Is it strictly for compliance?
  4. Is it an avenue for collaborative, internal staff communication?
  5. Is it meant to onboard clients?

eLearning Evolved Part 5: Which Video Platform to Use?

Published by   Darryl Rentz on Jul 28, 2015 10:35:00 AM


Not all video platforms are created equal; each one brings its own unique strengths. Picking the best one for the job is no easy task.

It’s easy to say YouTube is the best simply because it’s well known and free, but the logic doesn’t factor in other characteristics, some of which can be a major disadvantages. Here’s a breakdown of the big video platforms and their benefits.


eLearning Evolved Part 4: The Video Life Cycle

Published by   Darryl Rentz on Jul 21, 2015 8:51:12 AM

Just like every velociraptor starts off as a tiny egg before turning into a ferocious, tourist-hunting machine, video goes through its own lifecycle to become a valuable tool for communicating and connecting to your learning audience.


Is Flash Dead? Or is the Venerable Web Technology “just resting”?

Published by   John Parsons on Jul 17, 2015 9:42:00 AM

Like the infamous Dead Parrot, the Adobe Flash plugin is at the end of its viable life cycle as a Web technology. Recent disclosures of exploitable bugs in Flash—plus this week’s decision by browser developers at Mozilla to disable the plugin—have accelerated the trend away from Flash in favor of HTML5 for Web video and animation. Even Adobe’s beautiful plumage (in the form of HTML5-based output from Flash Professional) cannot disguise the fact that Flash is increasingly viewed as an unnecessary security risk.


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eLearning Evolved Part 3: The Correct Video Selection Type

Published by   Darryl Rentz on Jul 16, 2015 9:14:39 AM

The Correct Video Selection Type

So far, we’ve covered why video is the best choice for learning and when to use it to teach. But we haven’t covered everything. For example, look at the brontosaurus. Did you know that the brontosaurus isn't an actual dinosaur?* As the skeleton was being constructed, it was composed of incorrect bones! Just as it’s important to put the right bones in the right places, it is just as important to put videos in the correct places. We would argue that is it time to address the two-ton T-Rex in the room: how can I make the correct video selection type?

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