Planning Online Mini-Lessons

The traditional online learning format often mimics a traditional classroom learning structure. The instructor creates a relatively long lecture capture, then supports the learning process with discussion questions and assignments. While there are a number of alternatives, one option that works particularly well for both instructors and students is to break longer lectures into video […]

Project-based Online Learning

Face-to-face classrooms in k-12 and higher education have embraced project-based learning. According to the Buck Institute for Education, project-based learning or PBL is “a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.” […]

Creating Screen-reader Friendly Resources

Screen readers are a tool used by individuals with vision impairments, as well as individuals with some types of learning disabilities. Screen readers work by reading aloud text content presented on a screen. Most screen readers are software-based, and offer a number of features. They are controlled via keyboard commands, using a standard or Braille […]

Making Video Content Accessible

Online learning, whether for students or employees, provides a number of advantages, including increased accessibility. Individuals with disabilities of different types can learn effectively with appropriate and accessible video learning, and many of the same strategies can facilitate learning for English language learners, or those with varied learning styles. What Makes Video Content Accessible Take […]

Using Best Practices in Video Learning

Video learning is increasingly important for educators, employee onboarding and continuing education. Depending upon the situation, video learning may complement more traditional learning in a classroom environment, or may serve as an independent, online learning resource. In order to maximize the effectiveness of video learning, it’s helpful to know and understand a few key points […]

The Importance of Social Learning in Employee Training

Social learning is the oldest form of human learning; simply defined, social learning is learning through interactions with other people. Everyone has experienced learning through these interactions. In fact, social learning is likely the way you learned to talk, to say please and thank you, and to recognize shapes, animals, and colors. The same basic […]

Using Lecture Capture and a Video CMS with Blackboard

Universities, colleges, and community colleges use learning management systems, or LMSs to bring content of all sorts to their students. The LMS facilitates in-classroom, blended, flipped and online learning for enrolled students and helps students and instructors to remain in close and ongoing communication. Many institutions around the country have chosen the Blackboard LMS to […]

New Ways to Incorporate Video in Blended Learning Environments

Video is essential to a blended learning environment–or a learning environment that combines elements of a traditional classroom and online learning. Depending upon the structure of the course, students may watch many or all of their lectures on video, while using class time for activities and discussion or may use video learning to supplement a […]

Using Lecture Capture and a Video CMS with D2L Brightspace

Colleges and universities of all sizes rely upon learning management systems or LMS to provide access to course content for online, flipped, and traditional courses. In order to maximize the usefulness of the LMS, it is essential to select a lecture capture provider and video content management system that integrates with the institution’s chosen LMS. […]

Improve Employee Retention with Video Onboarding Strategies

Employee retention is an issue in many organizations. Reduced retention increases training costs and can have a significant impact on both productivity and morale. One of the ways organizations of all sizes can reduce employee turnover and increase retention–and employee satisfaction–is to improve employee onboarding. This allows employees to master necessary job tasks and skills […]

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