RE: how useful are video tutorials/screencasts?

Subject: RE: how useful are video tutorials/screencasts?
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 16:25:25 -0400


And there's all that music and
> all those dancing pigs or whatever animated doodads that get added
> to the content in an effort to keep viewers interested.

Jessica, you're talking about what us eLearn'n professionals are calling
clicky-clicky bling-bling these days.

Yes, I do make eLearning, no I do not make clicky-clicky bling-bling, and
yes it is generally well received by those that can learn from them. We try
to take a layered approach and provide documents, self-paced online
multimedia (asynchronous), and instructore led online (synchronous)
training. Since the asyncrhonous is the most labor intensive, it tends to
be the piece provided least often. For quality, instrcutionally sound
material it's about 3-4 hours effort/minute of instruction (source:
ASTD.org). We used to quote that as 200-300 hours effort/hour of training,
but noboday wants hours-long w/cbt anymore.

Cheers!
-Greg
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how useful are video tutorials/screencasts?: From: Phil Stokes
RE: how useful are video tutorials/screencasts?: From: Weissman, Jessica

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