501 Using Video Effectively: Ten Tips and Tricks

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, June 9



The impact of video for learning is growing more evident, and its inclusion in traditional eLearning enhances the opportunities to impact performance. Are you ready to add videos to your online learning capabilities but don’t know where to start? This session’s 10 tips and tricks will set you on your way to incorporating video into your training.

In this session, you will learn how video should be used, what successful videos include, and what not to use video for in training. You’ll see specific examples of videos that illustrate the tips and tricks. You will be encouraged to discuss any experiences you’ve had with video, both successful and not, in your training. You’ll leave this session with a better sense of when and how to use video, and with some specific guidelines to help develop your next successful training video.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What makes a training video successful
  • At least 10 tips for creating training videos
  • About peers’ successful or not-so-successful projects and why they worked or didn’t work
  • How to incorporate videos into your training

Novice designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Camtasia, Storyline, webcam recordings, and GoAnimate.

Nicole Sy

eLearning Designer/Developer

The Nature Conservancy

Nicole Sy is an eLearning developer and designer with The Nature Conservancy. She has been a graphic, web, and animation designer for 22 years, with the last 17 years being in the online learning arena. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Nicole held creative roles for Citrix, Convergys (formerly DigitalThink), and Bio Rad Laboratories, as well as her own design company for 10 years. She has also completed the Design Thinking training series through the d.school at Stanford.

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