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Windows Movie Maker: The Magic of Splitting

It is not uncommon for training modules to use video, and there will likely come a time when you'll need to make edits to that video. Sure, the advanced video and audio edits will probably require high-end software like Adobe Premiere Pro; but the majority of edits that need to be made to training videos are simple and can be done with a totally free solution: Windows Movie Maker. Most of us are familiar with the most basic things it can do, like creating title and closing credits slides, but it can do more than just that.

 

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Drastically Reduce the Size of Your Training by Offloading Video

It's common sense that courses can run more smoothly when they're not packed with heavy content, but is there a way to retain all of your rich media—like videos—without straining the course? As it turns out, you can offload all of your videos onto YouTube and insert the embed codes into your courses. What this essentially does is put the weight and strain of your videos in YouTube's very capable hands. They take care of the video hosting and processing; the course will merely be reflecting that hosted content, which in turn will drastically reduce the file size of your course.

The following is a simple method for hosting your video content on YouTube and embedding it into your training.

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Thoughts on the State of Mobile Learning

In 2011, Abilene Christian University held a Connected Summit, where various experts in the fields of business, education, and technology came together to share ideas about the current state of technology and where it's headed. Below are some of the conclusions I drew after watching this video, which covered the highlights of the Connected Summit.

Using Social Media in E-Learning, Part II: Podcasts & Mobile

The advent and burgeoning sophistication of mobile technologies has opened a space for passive learning to take place anywhere, any time. Consider your commute time, where radio has long been our companion. Mobile apps like Swell fly in the face of traditional, terrestrial radio by allowing the user to listen to content they want to hear. New developments in technology that integrate the mobile experience into your car (smart device, auxiliary cables, Bluetooth device pairing) make these apps viable. 

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