Great audio is fundamental for video training. It can be a retention factor or, when not done well, a distraction. Today, technology allows you to easily create videos with your smartphone. In order to make the most of it, and consistently record good audio, we’re going to walk you through some tips that you’ll want to know about before recording your first - or next - video training course.
Every year, tons of new and exciting editing tools enter the market. We’re always looking for the ones that ease our way through creating fun and engaging content. We’ve selected a few so you can give it a go even if you’re not a multimedia expert. They all have a pretty simple and intuitive workflow and we’re sure you’ll be able to create great video content without going over your budget or pulling out hairs in despair.
I’m a learning experience designer, a millennial one. I don’t know what “cringe” is and I still wear skinny jeans. My job is to design visual assets that bring online courses to life. I'm always concerned about making interesting and useful training videos, that aren’t boring and appeal to the majority. I’ve learned a lot from my senior instructional designers and project managers, and I began to understand and appreciate all the eLearning best practices.
When creating a video training course, there are some aspects you need to keep in mind if you want to draw your student’s attention and increase their memory retention.
If we were to choose one single takeaway for you to remember from this article, it would be the following: Design can make or break an online learning experience. Unfortunately, visual design is often an afterthought in online courses, which results in ineffective learning experiences and poorly used training budget.
Video editing is a very important step because it is when the blending of images and sounds takes place. Editing transforms a video production into a cohesive narrative, defining its meaning and purpose.
It is well understood that video has taken the world by storm: there are more than 1 billion active users on YouTube today, and close to 400 hours’ worth of video content is uploaded to this platform every minute. In addition, video training platforms are increasingly becoming the go-to solution for companies to educate their customers, partners and employees.