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7 Myths About Instructional Video: Which One is Limiting You?

Posted by John Parsons on May 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

“Truly interactive online video allows for training reinforcement via webcam or mobile recording regardless of the trainee’s location or schedule. It also provides a more efficient way to deliver instructional content in the first place.”

Here are seven myths and misconceptions about instructional video, published in Learning Solutions Magazine this week:

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Where does User data Go with Video Embeds?

Posted by Carrie Strohl on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

We hear this a lot: “I’ve been using YouTube or Vimeo to embed video in my LMS, but I need user tracking for my videos.” Sound familiar? Here are some important things to know about using video with your learning system.

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Topics: Interactive Video

4 Steps to Successful Training (or Retraining)

Posted by John Parsons on Apr 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for a job, training (or retraining) is a prescription for success. But how do people acquire new skills—for their current job or for a different career path? Here are some ideas.

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3 Reasons to Use Video Coaching

Posted by John Parsons on Apr 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Instructor-led classroom training is the default for many companies seeking to improve team performance. But training alone is not enough. Knowledge retention is notoriously low without consistent practice and reinforcement. Coaching, on the other hand, provides great results, especially if the learning takes place using video.

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Why We Love Training (and You Should Too!)

Posted by John Parsons on Mar 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Viddler is focused on soft skills training and reinforcement. That’s not a surprise to anyone reading our blogs. But we thought you’d like to know why we chose training as the main target for our awesome video technology.

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5 Tools Everyone in the Training Industry Should be Using

Posted by John Parsons on Mar 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Everyone agrees that training is key. With training, smarter, more experienced people make better decisions and fewer mistakes. Their work moves the company forward. However, getting those people there is the hard part. Here are five tools that trainers need to reach that goal.

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Is Your Training Foundation Secure?

Posted by John Parsons on Feb 22, 2016 8:30:00 AM

No one disputes the notion that skills and knowledge within a company are foundational to its success. Training, mentoring, and plain old experience are the means to that end. But when it comes to training, we’re often “too busy mopping the floor to turn off the water.”

Let’s face it. Training is one of those things we acknowledge as necessary, but often neglect. Taking time out of everyone’s schedule—and removing key people from their critical tasks—is a big risk. Even if the training is phenomenal, recovering from the break is costly.

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Topics: Learning, Interactive Video, Training

Your Video Training is on YouTube. Now What?

Posted by Darryl Rentz on Feb 17, 2016 8:30:00 AM

An Innovative History:

Online video has had many stages throughout its short lifetime. In the mid 2000s, YouTube was one of the fastest growing websites, and many businesses were racing to get their videos online. In the early to mid 2010’s, professional platforms like Vimeo emerged offering low cost professional hosting outfitted with better security and control of video content. Hosting online video on YouTube and Vimeo became a major part of most businesses marketing strategies.

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Topics: Learning, Interactive Learning, eLearning, Training

Are You (Web)Camera-Shy?

Posted by John Parsons on Feb 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Some people are self-conscious in front of a camera. I’m one of them. As I’ve been working with our new product—Viddler Training Suite—it occurred to me that other trainees may have the same shyness as I do. Here’s some advice for trainees like me.

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3 Ways to Become a Better Leader

Posted by John Parsons on Jan 28, 2016 8:00:00 AM

By being “intentionally unimpressive,” great leaders make others feel they can do anything. But how can leaders learn to master this skill? (Hint: It’s the same way one gets to Carnegie Hall.)

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