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TECHTALK 1 Hour vs. 5 Minutes BY ADAM CZARNECKI, BA, CHRP Based on research, the chances of someone watching a one-hour video are slim. However, people are funny, as they are more likely to watch 12 five minute videos instead. And Microlearning takes advantage of this quirky human behavior. Here is a five-minute talk I gave on the fundamentals of microlearning and how to create better training sessions: https://vimeo.com/170468449. Microlearning is an emergent learning strategy known for quickly closing skill and knowledge gaps, using current and emerging technologies, by creating short training sessions in various formats. It seems to be an ideal instructional approach for many workplaces because as information changes quickly, microlearning is on-demand and flexible. Instead of writing an email on how to use a lessser known function on Adobe Reader, for example, I recorded a oneminute video on how to do it (youtu.be/UZmG761twcA). The screen capturing tool used was Snagit from techsmith. com, but a smartphone could have just as easily been pointed at the computer screen. With Microlearning principles, you create videos, audio files or written documents in a succinct format. With that in mind, I took a one-day course and condensed it into nine microlearning sessions on constructive feedback. The course can be found here goo.gl/8iqPCx, and the following are some of the tools I used to create the content. Previously, I wrote about Open Broadcaster Software obsproject.com which is free and open source software for video recording and how it can be used with youtube.com for live streaming (goo.gl/CHswV0), so I will not go into detail on how to record your training sessions. Once you're done recording, you don't even have to edit your videos since they are short enough, but if you want to make them even shorter, cut out introductions, endings or long pauses, you can use free video editors like MS Movie Maker and iMovie, or edit them online through YouTube. Once the videos were uploaded to YouTube, I used videograbby. com to download an MP3 file of the sessions. VideoGrabby is a digital video recorder which allows you to easily download video and audio from popular media sites like Youtube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Facebook, Vine and many more. Technically, you are able to download ANY video off the web, so what about the legality? VideoGrabby is meant to be used only for recording media published by you or under the Creative Commons license, which means that the author wants to give people the right to share, use and build upon a work that they have created. Once I had the MP3 file, I used soundcloud.com so that people can listen to the audio anywhere, such as while commuting. SoundCloud is a global online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created recordings and podcasts. Finally, I used speechpad.com to transcribe my session. There are various options of transcriptions, for example, the basic service transcribes everything that is spoken in an audio or video file. The advanced captions option allows time-synchronized text of spoken dialogue, displayed within videos, allowing viewers to read along when audio is unavailable or muted, along with music and sound effects. By providing succinct information in various formats you can allow your employees to access training information at any time and place, in a format that complements their preferred learning style. So the next time, before you decide to write a long and complicated email about a new process, try using your smartphone to record the explanation instead. I guarantee it will be understood and followed much better than your twopage email. O Adam Czarnecki, BA, CHRP is a member of the Senior Management team of a heavy duty truck dealership group in Alberta where he is responsible for HR, H&S and IT. He is a HRIA Board Member, a HR instructor at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. He can be reached at adam@talenttactics.ca. HUMAN CAPITAL | FALL 2016 | 9 https://www.vimeo.com/170468449 http://www.soundcloud.com http://www.speechpad.com http://www.goo.gl/8iqPCx http://www.youtube.com http://www.goo.gl/CHswV0

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016

Leadership Matters
Tech Talk
The Evolution of Learning & Development: Trends Today
The Value of Leadership Development and What Companies Are Spending on Training and Development
Knowledge Transfer Strategies
Instructional Design Focused on Performance Support
Joint Training: Learning on Both Sides of the Fence
Team Training: A Brief Look at the Options
Training Needs: Ask the Right Experts
What’s Your End Game?
Legal Source
Policy Corner
Peek-a-Boo, Pikachu: Pokémon Go Could Transform Learning
Index of Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Leadership Matters
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Tech Talk
HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - The Evolution of Learning & Development: Trends Today
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - The Value of Leadership Development and What Companies Are Spending on Training and Development
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Knowledge Transfer Strategies
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Instructional Design Focused on Performance Support
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Joint Training: Learning on Both Sides of the Fence
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Team Training: A Brief Look at the Options
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Training Needs: Ask the Right Experts
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - What’s Your End Game?
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Peek-a-Boo, Pikachu: Pokémon Go Could Transform Learning
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HUMAN Capital - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers/ Advertisers.com
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