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703 Add Screencasting to Your eLearning Toolkit

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 31


Tower 6

Learning professionals are increasingly losing a battle against short attention spans and increased competition for learners’ attention. We need to adapt our approaches to accommodate the changing needs and desires of our audiences that want training in highly visually formats, and in short doses.

In this session you will explore the concept of screencasting and how it can provide an audience with the information they need in ways that traditional eLearning often fails to do. You will learn why screencasting is a valuable deliverable for eLearning developers to have in their skill set. You will examine how screencasting complements traditional eLearning-development skills in a way that will make your overall services more valuable. You will leave this session understanding the niche screencasting fits into for efficient and effective content delivery.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What screencasting is
  • How it can complement other eLearning deliverables
  • How screencasting can fit into overall training strategy
  • An overview of screencasting development process
  • The types of training for which screencasting should be considered as a solution

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors with some familiarity with instructional design methodology and eLearning as a training solution.

Technology discussed in this session:
Screencasting output—videos.

Mike Baron

Founder/Chief Storyteller


Mike Baron is founder and chief storyteller of ProjectStory. Mike designed, implemented, and authored content- management systems for over 25 clients in a variety of industries. He designed and implemented testing and certification software, scripted and created screencasts for multiple clients covering software and business processing, and wrote and published a case study on user certification and a white paper on business-process analysis. Previously he was manager of the user-interface design group, manager of customer support, and manager of training and documentation for Internet Systems. Mike managed international customer support for a mission-critical banking application used by twenty of the world’s largest banks.

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