Your interactive online training video has to support the learning objectives of your corporate eLearning program. Otherwise, it's merely a form of entertainment. So, before choosing or creating the online training video and adding the interactive elements, you must identify first your goals. What do your corporate learners need to know by the time the credits roll? Why are you using interactivity in the first place, and how will each component achieve the desired outcome? Answering these questions allows you to identify online training materials, video content, and interactions that align with your learning objectives. Now is also a good time to meet with your Subject Matter Expert and graphic designer to get their feedback. They can help you pinpoint the key takeaways and choose the ideal interactive elements.
Apart from these feature TouchCast also provides valuable analytics and comes with a variety of interactive elements that are called video apps (vApps): Image vApps, Video inside a video, PDF vApps, Dropbox vApps, Video vApps, Hotspot vApps, YouTube vApps, Photo and Map vApps, Google Drive vApps, etc. Vapps are prepared at the beginning of a project by the creators who are expected to record the video along with the interaction, so that it can be saved.
I’m just going to throw my two cents in here after seeing so much negative stuff about Udemy. While I understand the criticism related to such aspects of the platform as controlling user data and communications with students as well as some difficulties with the review process, I have had an excellent experience with them. The bottom line is, Udemy courses sell. For those of us who don’t like to do a lot of marketing or aren’t very good at it, Udemy has a huge user base and very effective marketing.
Let’s talk about what we mean when we say “accessibility”. We’re referring to the learner flow that begins when the learner first encounters the course (it may be course a link, landing page, etc.) to the point when they enter the learning experience and see the course content. Depending on how you structure this process, it can be as seamless as one click from end-to-end, to as friction-filled as multiple clicks on interfaces that are difficult to navigate.
Spacing your interactions is essential. If you crowd them together in one portion of the online training video, corporate learners may miss them entirely or they can lose their effect. In fact, it's best to insert your first interactive element between the 1-to-2 minute mark, and then wait another minute or so until the next hyperlink or hot spot. Of course, the time frame greatly depends on the length of your online training video. The opening interaction should grab their attention by asking a question or prompting them to reflect on the topic. For instance, encouraging them to ponder how the subject matter relates to their own lives or helps them achieve their personal goals. For best results, create a timeline that highlights all of the interactions and their corresponding links, icons, or annotations.
You can see here that I have been uploading my own images. I think it's great you know if you got certain section of your article that you just have this image that just has to be there then awesome go and use it I do, and if not the find images tab that they've got goes out and get some great images for content samurai. You can use them to insert nice and easily and then I think in a minute I will show you some layer options as well so you can lay the actual slides out in different ways to sort of give it behind the actual text or half half, you know text one side images the other and what obviously the content samurai is so much easier than PowerPoint, content Samurai is much easier than PowerPoint they go just a quick 7 or 8 minutes and all the slides are done. So easy.
LMS Checkout is another option for selling Moodle or Totara courses. You can set up an account easily on the LMS Checkout Web site, download the plugin to install into your Moodle or Totara site, and connect to Paypal or Authorize.net to as your payment gateway. You get quite a bit of control over modifying the the theme for you e-commerce site so that it will look as much like your Moodle site as possible and you can even integrate with Salesforce in just a few clicks. All-in-all, a very good option for getting a level of e-commerce functionality that just isn’t available in Moodle itself.
edX is great, but it’s not a platform most people are going to be able to publish on. I don’t think of Moodle as a MOOC, just an open source course platform. It has a lot going for it, though not always easy for non-technical people to use. I cover a couple of plug-ins above to add e-commerce capabilities to Moodle (the native ones are not so hot). – Jeff
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