Anyone with a camera can post learning content on YouTube, but television and other media have raised the expectations of viewers, who demand highly engaging, interactive content. If it isn’t immediately relevant to their task at hand, they’ll click onto something else. At the same time, corporate budgets are tight, so instructional designers have to find creative ways to produce high-quality, professional content on a budget.

In this session, you will learn 10 specific tips for creating professional-looking eLearning that is just as useful as content developed in a studio with several thousand dollars of equipment. Using low- or no-cost tools and equipment, subject matter experts can now get in front of the camera or mic and deliver a message that is authentic, relevant, and perhaps most importantly, keeps learners hooked. This session will show you how a team of computer geeks became famous YouTube stars by using best practices in eLearning and free or low-cost tools.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to create a recording studio in a home office
  • How to help SMEs develop engaging scripts
  • How to develop relevant visual articulations in slides
  • How to mix it up and keep your learners engaged in video

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
PowerPoint, Camtasia, and/or ScreenFlow.

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