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- June 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM #43381
As a newly minted “Forum Host”, I would like to offer a topic some of you may find useful.
For a short while, I used to create aircraft maintenance training. It’s actually why I started shooting video. I was a noncommissioned officer in the USAF, stationed at Travis AFB, CA. During the transition from 35mm slide projectors to computers our old training programs were abandoned. This concerned me so much I taught myself how to create CBTs. In the U.S. military we have regulations and standards for everything. I used Instructional Systems Development guidelinesto create programs thatwere used to train new aircraft mechanics for certain tasks.
Ilearned that the field of CBTs was burgeoning with high-priced software. This is still true today. However, I discovered a video game creation program that did the trick. It was called “Klik and Play”. It took me a while to learn this program but the results were extremely satisfying. Since then, I’ve graduated to Multimedia Fusion Developer 2.A fewproblems I have is that I haven’t been able to teach myself how to utilize shareable content (SCORM) or how to link test results with a database (online or otherwise).
My point here is, you too can create training. Here’s a link to the software I use: http://www.clickteam.com/website/usa/index.html
How many of you have attempted to create training, either computer-based (CBT) or stand-alone video?
If you create CBTs, what software do you use?
I did a few training vids several years ago – I used Camtasia Studio to record the PC screen and Vegas to edit and add voiceover.
I used a variety of programs for screen capture, Camtasia, Captivate and MS Media encoder. Captivate makes it really easy to use SCORM and mark tests, notify people of results; very $ for an independent to buy and maintain if you don’t have a regular customer. Camtasia, in my opinion, gives a lot of bang for the buck and I use that for a few different customers. I also like that the new PowerPoint can turn slide shows into a video making it really easy to use screen captures from customer PC’s, a little audio narration, and presto!
Excellent! Dreamweaver also has question objects and such. It’s amazing how we are able to tailor these softwares into useable products 🙂
Birdcat and Bruce,
May I ask what your projects were?
Welcome on board, Ed!
A great deal of our business is centered on creating training DVDs. We recently completed a project with one of the Seattle area hospitals, for example, in which we created a DVD that accompanies each homeward bound patient who has had hip or knee replacement surgery, teaching them how to care for their incisions and how to negotiate stairs, cars, walkers, etc. Projects such as this often require us to include PowerPoint material from nurses, clinicians and physicians and technical materials supplied supplied on tape, CD or DVD by pharmaceutical and medical equipment manufacturers. We have to work with pretty much any format or source that’s thrown at us.
Our most recent project, over 5 months in completion, documented all the training on the recently completed Port of Seattle Car Rental Facility. On this project we taped both classroom instruction and on-site demonstration by manufacturer and systems development representatives on all the mechanical, electrical, reporting and alarm systems in the facility.