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Question Authoring & More Enhanced in New Viddler Training Suite Update

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

On June 23, the Viddler Training Suite will be updated to include question feedback authoring and other enhancements. This frequently requested feature will allow trainers to create more engaging multiple choice questions at any point in the video timeline.

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3 Ways to Use Multiple Choice Questions in Videos

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Scholars and educators have written—ad nauseum—about what constitutes a valid question. (If you don’t believe me, Google the phrase “theory of asking questions.”) This blog won’t resolve that philosophical problem. But, it could help corporate trainers.

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The Art of Providing Effective Feedback

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 2, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Professional skills trainers have shown increased interest in Viddler Training Suite, our video-based learning portal. In part, they love the idea of providing feedback—in context—on a learner-submitted practice video. That has sparked some lively conversations on what constitutes good feedback.

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Viddler to Introduce In-Video Question Authoring & Reporting at FocusOn

Posted by John Parsons on Jun 1, 2016 12:04:41 PM

At Learning Solutions FocusOn Video event in Austin, June 8–10, we will be introducing a major upgrade to our online learning portal offering, the Viddler Training Suite (VTS).

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4 Steps for Making a Great Training Video (Hint: Story Structure is Your Best friend)

Posted by Kyle Shannon on May 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Everywhere I go, I see people who do their jobs really well. Sadly, these company rock stars are not used often enough in training others. A great option is to have them create bite-sized training videos that share their expertise easily. Short training videos may seems too hard or time consuming... unless you use these 4 simple steps. 

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7 Ways to Help Your Sales Team Grow

Posted by Jefferson (Jeb) Brooks on May 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Sales leaders and front-line managers are constantly looking for ways to make their sales meetings more effective, interesting, and useful.

One of the best ways to improve a team’s performance is to dissect sales presentations as a group. Managers sometimes do this by conducting postmortems, which involve analyzing what went wrong with particular deals. Other times, groups use role plays to reenact what might happen during a presentation.

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No Time to Create Training Course Content? You Already Have Some!

Posted by Darryl Rentz on May 18, 2016 8:30:00 AM

At a recent content repurposing seminar at Liquid Interactive, I had an interesting conversation with a colleague, Linda Backo. We talked about repurposing existing content for marketing, but soon realized the same principles apply to training. Repurposing content for training just doesn’t receive as much attention as it does in marketing.

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Are Documents Still Relevant for Training?

Posted by John Parsons on May 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The worst training experience of my career was as an apprentice in a print shop. I was given a set of woefully outdated pamphlets. Except as sleep aids, they were useless. Fast forward to 2016. Training manuals are no longer printed documents, but they can be just as bad. In the age of video training, are documents still relevant?

OK. Full disclosure. I’m a certified document geek—whether it’s about print, PDFs, Web pages, or eBooks. I’ve wandered for many, many hours in the Gutenberg and Plantin-Moreus museums. I talk and write ad nauseum about digital publishing technology. To me, documents are cool.

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For Video-Based Training, Do You Need an LMS?

Posted by John Parsons on May 5, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are the right solution for many corporate training applications. But are they a panacea? If you are considering a video-based training and reinforcement approach, the answer may surprise you.

Each time I attend a marquee event held by ATD, the eLearning Guild, or Training Magazine, my friends and I play a parlor game called “How Many LMSs Are Out There?” The rules are simple. We just ask booth visitors what LMS they use. Of the many who had an LMS, there was almost no duplication. Each system received one vote apiece.

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7 Myths About Instructional Video: Which One is Limiting You?

Posted by John Parsons on May 3, 2016 8:00:00 AM

“Truly interactive online video allows for training reinforcement via webcam or mobile recording regardless of the trainee’s location or schedule. It also provides a more efficient way to deliver instructional content in the first place.”

Here are seven myths and misconceptions about instructional video, published in Learning Solutions Magazine this week:

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