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416 B.Y.O.L.: Exploring Video and eLearning Best Practices

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Thursday, October 30


Gauguin 1 & 2

Video will become increasingly important as a method of imparting knowledge as our populace transitions from a linear written-word culture to a global and visual culture. Many instructional designers and developers would like to implement “how-to” videos in their programs but do not know how to go about it. Practitioners are unable to leverage the power of video instruction into their presentations and eLearning projects.

In this session you will explore the practical problems associated with incorporating video in eLearning. You will discuss utilizing both desktop and camcorder video regarding content, planning, size, format, streaming solutions, and accessibility from a learning management system. You will examine the challenges of transitioning from a linear- and text-based information structure to a mainly non-structured visual knowledge culture. You will leave this session equipped with the knowledge to record and produce appropriate videos for your eLearning projects.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The value of video learning in instructional design
  • From practical examples of video-based eLearning
  • How to leverage video in eLearning with common tools
  • The steps required to create a short video and import it into Storyline

Novice designers, developers, and project managers with basic instructional design, eLearning development, and computer software skill and knowledge.

Technology discussed in this session:
Microsoft Windows, Office, Articulate Studio, Camtasia Studio, Adobe Captivate, microphone, video camcorder, and associated editing software.

Participant technology requirements:
Laptop computer, Camtasia Studio (evaluation copy available), and Articulate Storyline (evaluation copy available).

David Demyan

Instructional Designer


David Demyan is an instructional designer at Spectorial. He is a rapid eLearning specialist with broad expertise in the knowledge transfer of technical subject matter. He provides training and development services in instructional design using Camtasia Studio and Articulate Storyline, with supporting video, audio, and image editing tools. David is a recognized expert in the use of video in eLearning programs. His specialty is technical and software simulations for training and knowledge assessment. He has performed consulting and training duties for commercial, educational, and governmental entities. David is the author of eLearning with Camtasia Studio and an instructor at

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