I’ll be in Austin, Texas next week to take part in the Mobile Learning Conference and Expo. I’ve become very engaged with video development, particularly short-form videos. These might be called microvideos or microlearning videos, and despite varying interpretations of what constitutes microlearning, there’s little doubt video can be a useful medium for learning. Even better, production cycles can be very short, so products are completed in a fraction of the time it takes to create large-scale elearning products and incrementally released.

One topic I’ll address at the conference is microlearning video production while on the go. The basic concept is that video production is about acquiring assets for video and then sequencing them in an interesting way. When you’re mobile and inspiration strikes, there are a number of things you can do in that moment to acquire assets to use later in video production, armed only with your smartphone.

From that perspective, here’s a short video with one tip that will be shared in my session.

phonepic1I’ll also address the topic of writing engaging scripts for microlearning videos. I’ll post here on that topic in a few days.

Thanks for reading and watching!


Microlearning Video on the Go – Tip 1 — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks Tom, I enjoyed meeting you at the conference. I was wondering if you have any experience with Wistia? I am really giving some serious thought to VCMS after all the info shared at teh conference and would love to hear your insights. Thanks. -Lynda

    • Hi, Lynda, it was nice meeting you as well. I am fairly much agnostic to delivery methods, my emphasis has been entirely on making the individual video experiences better from a content and viewing experience perspective. A good VCMS and reasonably good way to “track” use and evaluate how overall programs are working would be great – just not my area of expertise or focus. DO let me know what you do in this area, I will help spread the word.

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