8 Video Tips to enhance your e-learning courses

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A picture is worth a thousand words, the saying goes. Imagine then what a full blown, 24 frames per second, video is worth. Whatever your niche, from internal courses for your enterprise’s employees to music tuition, if properly used, video can be a very effective weapon in your arsenal. In this post we’ll have a look at how e-learning educators can effectively create and utilize video to enhance their courses (8 video tips).
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Online education puts new skills at your fingertips

Credits http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-59881288/stock-photo-digital-camera-the-night-view-of-city.htmlIn this day and age, thanks to our increasingly wired and connected world, you can learn something any time you like. Education goes beyond what you can Google or find on Wikipedia. To get a job or impress a boss, you’ll first need to broaden your professional skills. Knowing to how use the basic software and programs related to your industry has always been a core requirement. But those who really excel in the workplace or in their consulting careers possess a wider range of knowledge, skills, and expertise. Continue reading

How to add videos to your eFront lessons

Do you want to make your content more appealing and interactive? You can enrich it by adding videos to your units! There are two ways you can do this:

  1. Upload your videos to the lesson’s file manager. While editing the unit place the mouse where you want to insert the video. Open the file manager, search for the video you want to add and simply click on the blue arrow: video-post-1The video is now inserted and you can change its dimensions by dragging its edges. Continue reading

How to create training videos with Camtasia

At eFront we have created all our video tutorials using Camtasia so we wanted to share with you our tips and tricks in a step-by-step guide!

Step 1: Build your scenario

The first and most important step is building the scenario of your video tutorial. It should be a detailed description of the functionality (or whichever content you choose to portray) that will be presented. The more descriptive it is the easier it will be for you to capture your video.

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Step 2: Capture your video.

Using your scenario as a guide, start the procedure that you want to show. When ready click on the rec button to capture your screen.  Note that you can change the capturing dimensions so that you get the best quality.

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When you are done stop the capture and click to save and edit the video.

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Guest post: Perfecting Your Video Lectures – 3 Quick Tips

Video lectures are essential in the elearning world. Not only do they provide remote students the golden opportunity to learn in the same fashion as a brick-and-mortar student by getting somewhat of a simulator classroom experience, but it also allows them to get more comfortable and familiar with you, the instructor. But not all lecture videos are the same. To learn a few ways to make yours a bit more engaging, continue reading below. Continue reading