What Really Matters in the Flash Debate

Technology companies should serve the needs of the end user, even when it’s hard to do. In a recent TechCrunch article, LiveRail’s head of client services Vijay Balan posed the familiar “Flash is Dead” argument, using some unnecessarily harsh rhetoric (i.e., “the upcoming Flash-pocalypse.”) As expected, this stirred up a snarky flash debate between partisans […]

The Secret to Scenario-Based Learning

eLearning Applications for Interactive Video Earlier this year, Viddler commissioned an intensive research survey of learning and development (L&D) professionals. Our goal was to better understand their views and priorities on the subject of interactive video in workforce development. The first hurdle we discovered is that many in the L&D world do not have a […]

Show or Tell: Should I Use Text or Video?

Show or Tell – Should I use text or video? The debate between show or tell has existed since prehistoric times. But how do you know which one to choose? Let me explain. Imagine someone rushing down the street, completely lost and running late for a special showing of Jurassic Park. He stops and asks […]

eLearning Evolved Part 1: Why Should I Use Video?

Why Should I Use Video? Has one of your favorite books ever been turned into a movie, only to leave you disappointed? At some point, you’ll have the “book was better than the movie” experience. The reason is simple: While you were reading, your mind was busy filling in the blanks with your imagination. You […]

What IS Interactive Video, Anyway?

When someone uses the phrase, “interactive video,” what do they mean? The answer may surprise you. Online video has been with us since the early 2000s. As popularized by YouTube, the ability to watch videos on demand is part of our digital culture. But what are people actually doing when they watch that inspirational clip? […]

Is your Video Interactive or Static?

Effective Learning Uses Video! People who learn concepts through video remember longer than most. Not only do video learners retain knowledge longer, but they grasp concepts faster than learning solely through reading. Studies of person to person communication indicates that less than 10% of human understanding comes from language, less than 40% comes from tonality […]

4 Ways to Make Learning fit Your Lifestyle

The internet allows any person to have access to information, information that can lead to curiosity, interest, and eventually learning. However, working people are busy and need learning lifestyle options to get the job done as efficiently as possible. Video and audio help people work smarter, not harder because content is delivered visually and in-ear […]

5 Tips for Saving Time with Video

Videos are often added to learning materials to make them more engaging. However, those engaging videos are also time consuming. Your employees and students have no way of knowing if there’s an introduction that could be skipped. Maybe there’s a topic in the video that’s not as relevant to their learning needs? Unlike text-based content, […]

The Player’s The Thing: What is Interactive Learning?

This blog post was originally published on elearningindustry.com. eLearning Industry is the largest online community of professionals involved in the eLearning industry, serving 45,000 + email subscribers. Online video means different things to different people. Further, when it comes to interactive video learning, there is no clear public trend — at least for now. For […]