Video is really taking off in the eLearning world and can add to the effectiveness of content. However, when using video there are many things to think about.
Typical steps to get video into an online course:
- Script the video on paper
- Record (sound and audio)
- Insert into eLearning authoring tool
- Place on server
- Open up access to the learners
Each one of the steps above takes various technical skills.
A big challenge when using video is to keep a high-level of quality but not have the files size too big. There are various techniques that help when compressing and deploying video. Flash .swf and .flv (Flash Video) is a great way to overcome these issues.
I found an article that focuses on compression, security, and deployment and could help you deploy your eLearning videos.
The article below addresses a scenario where a company needs to train 1500 employees using a 30 minute video. They are worried about security and the quality of their video. They will also have many employees accessing the video at the same time. Limited bandwidth is a worry.
Article: Deploying Online Courses with Video Content (Syberworks)