The Rise of Informal Video-Based Learning With Chris Karel


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Video-based learning is on the rise... and has been since the launch of YouTube in 2005. Mobile devices, apps, and social media, are some of the drivers behind this trend. It's a tech trend in businesses with cautiously curious executives wondering how to use it as a competitive advantage. There are many opportunities for training departments. But there are also legal and IT concerns. And despite the fact that's video is cheaper than ever to produce and deliver, there are still concerns over hidden costs of file storage and internal bandwidth costs. The good news is that all of the concerns associated with video-based learning can be solved. As an industry our first step is to learn how we can keep our video production skills current with these modern capabilities. Join us for a conversation on this weeks live eLearning podcast with Chris Karel who has been creating video-based learning for many years and now runs his own video learning company. Hang out with us and bring your questions...and a cup of coffee. "Ever since I used a popcorn bucket to defend the galaxy against the dark side of the Force,¹ I’ve been obsessed with visual storytelling. Cartoons, sitcoms, dramas, and even the commercials brought me joy. Then I found interactive storytelling. I used joysticks and direction pads to discover plot twists and adrenaline-fueled battles. Movies, TV, videogames, I couldn’t get enough, but my heart was drawn to the lifestyle of the teacher. I wanted to learn the ways of my father. I chose education over communications and earned my way to Master Teacher. Leading teams of teachers, parents, and of course padawans,² I furthered my quest. I learned that many of the “truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.”³ My POV changed. Returning to the ways of the Jedi, I chose to embody the adage: “Do or do not, there is no try.” ⁴ I became a Digital Storyteller. Writing, producing, shooting, and editing, I found my Road Back.⁵ After sharpening my skills to a position of leadership, it was time to leap. Today, my passion is finding ways to help people learn how to use video for learning purposes. Story is the Force. I use Story to improve knowledge, teach skills, affect behavior, and occasionally entertain. Send an email to and we can add to each other's quest. References 1. Seeing Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope for the first time at GCC Southgate USA. 2. What I called my students and my own kids. From Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones. Padawans were known as Jedi younglings at first and trained in classroom settings with multiple students and a teacher. 3. Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. 4. Most famous of all Yoda quotes. (I have a t-shirt). Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. 5. #10 in Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey -'s_journey.htm" - Chris Karel Become virtual friends with the IDIODC gang on twitter. Remember you can always stay in the loop by searching through the #IDIODC tag: Chris: @CJs_Stories Brent: @BSchlenker - Chris: @Chris_V_W - IDIODC: @TeamIDIODC - Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Want to join us live? Follow us on Crowdcast: Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions. Interested in learning more about dominKnow? Sign up for our next live platform demo to learn why we do powerful eLearning-authoring best. (And get a free 14-day trial after you watch the demo!)

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