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(Bad) Video Killed the L&D Star (virtual event)

  • 06/24/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Virtual - link will be provided after registration
  • 87


  • Promotional code for approved partners

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To quote the Buggles: “Video killed the radio star.” Radio stars aren’t the only ones at risk! A bad video can kill even the greatest learning and development (L&D) rock star. Now, if you’re thinking, “That’s a bit overdramatic...” well, you’re right.

Bad videos might not kill you, but they certainly CAN derail an e-learning—or ANY form of learning. Don’t let it happen to yours! Join this session for tips that will help keep your videos polished.

We’ll start with a discussion on when to use video (and when not to). Sometimes it’s a no-brainer, but other times it’s not so clear. Maybe it’s what your stakeholders want, but it’s not necessarily what your learners need. Maybe it’s a nice-to-have, but not a must-have. No matter what: you need to be certain that it’s worth the effort to produce.

After we cover use cases, we’ll delve into some best practices for designing and implementing videos. Video production is an art form itself, distinct from the L&D world. Though we couldn’t possibly come close to addressing every aspect of creating videos in forty-five minutes, we’ll have plenty of time to uncover some best practices for making them accessible, engaging, and future-proof.

Before we conclude, we’ll briefly discuss three video production tools: Camtasia, Kaltura, and Vyond. These are three of countless production tools, each offering a different capability for your DIY videos, SME-produced content, and animations.

ATD Capabilities:

  • Learning Sciences
  • Instructional Design
  • Technology Application  


Becca Argenbright is a senior instructional designer for SAP. Like so many, she stumbled into the learning and development (L&D) world accidentally and quickly found herself at-home. Since 2011, she’s held various L&D roles and served distinct audiences at SAP: both external customers and internal employees across customer support, implementation services, and sales organizations.

In that time, video has been a fairly constant deliverable among Becca’s projects, regardless of the job title, audience, or stakeholder. She’s lost track of the exact number of videos that she’s produced, but she’d guess it to be at least 100 (and she tends to guess low on those “How many M&Ms are in this jar?” contests, for what it’s worth).

Starting out with little background experience, Becca found herself with plenty of learning opportunities, either based on learner and peer feedback, content management needs, or academic pursuits. She’s eager to share her lessons learned with you in this session.

Receive APTD/CPTD Professional Development Credits:

ATD Central Pennsylvania Chapter programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program has been approved for a maximum of 0.75 points.

For additional details about receiving credits from ATD Central Pennsylvania, click here.

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