Sometimes it's really handy to have a video in several different formats for testing purposes. For instance, determining what video will play best on a certain system or network. Here's what we use for such testing, which is shared freely under a Creative Commons - Attribution license. Enjoy! Right-click (option-click on Mac) to download a 1080p HD version of this :10 second test file: MP4 (28MB) | MOV (18MB) | WMV (28MB) Streaming HD 1080p from YouTube: https://youtu.be/EjO6RGBPeF4 Embedded sample: To convert filetypes from one to another on any platform, use VLC. It's perfect for that! Here's a quick guide to how filetypes affects filesize. This is a picture of every possible export format in Apple Compressor for the "This Video Works!" :10 placeholder test. There are also plenty
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Sam Rogers of Snap Synapse here. I've just been recognized by Cornerstone OnDemand as an expert on use of their Learning suite (LMS). As part of their Client Community Expert (CCE) program, I'll be answering questions for fellow Cornerstone Admins all over the world every week on their forum, the Client Success Center. Cornerstone OnDemand helps organizations to recruit, train and manage their people. Their Learning platform is one of the top, global, enterprise-class Learning Management Systems, and has been for some time. It is used by millions people in 192 countries, in 42 languages. But this is just the most recent in a long list of LMS vendors that I've worked with at expert levels. I've also done implementations/migrations/customizations
We recently established another exciting new alliance an innovative learning company, this one from South Africa. Cognician is a software provider focused on creating a well-designed interface supporting an undeniably effective process. Cognician has several unique offerings that help to instill true behavior change and display progress within a simple data visualization framework. Their supremely scalable "digital coaching" product in particular is a product unlike anything else we've seen in an LMS or the larger EdTech space, and it's something that we're just itching to help clients implement. Interested? Let's talk! We inspire change by telling great stories. We guide learners with powerful mental models that steer their thoughts and actions. We support the development of new habits by helping learners to follow through over time on the commitment to change. And when these
This month for the eLearning Guild's Learning Solutions Conference & Expo (co-located with the Learning & Performance Ecosystem conference) we'll be delivering: Smartphone Cinema for L&D (full-day, pre-conference workshop) Configure Your YouTube Channel for L&D (concurrent session) Podcasting and Live Streaming (morning buzz session) Here's a little promo video, made for FREE in less than 15-minutes start to finish, using only a smartphone and a tablet and a web browser. It's not a work of art or an example of high-quality video production. It is a taste of what you too can make really quickly and easily to get the job done.
Picture this: Your conference ends, and you jump into a rental car to head out to dinner with some newfound friends. Everyone reflects on the experience, talks about the industry, personal struggles and victories, and some fun drive-by distractions. Someone jokes about the conversation being so good it should be recorded. Then someone else says "okay!" and pulls a portable recorder out of his backpack and starts hosting a podcast. ...And that person is Matt Pierce! So begins the informal, intermittent, and fun podcast called 5 Trainers in a Car. It's an entirely community driven effort with wide ranging conversations from professionals in the Learning & Development field speaking playfully and candidly about what's important to them. It's available on iTunes and wherever else fine
Doable Change podcast episode #8 Today we'll be speaking with a musician and audio engineer turned founder/director non-profit that's changing the way the world thinks about sound. From mixing films like "Koyaanisqatsi" to helping create ISO standards on underwater metrics to speaking at environmental and scientific conferences all over the world and helping shift military and government policy, Michael Stocker is all about making change doable. Takeaway #1 Want to change the world? Be a translator. communicate in ways that appeal to who you're talking to, instead of just what you happen to believe. For many audiences, avoid numbers whenever possible, and use metaphors instead. This will be easier to understand on an emotional and comparative basis. While for other