Video and Media Players in E-Learning #112
Video Players in E-Learning #112: Challenge | Recap
Whether you’re showing smartphone, webcam, interviews, or animated backgrounds, video is a great way to enhance your content and engage learners. In this week’s challenge, we’ll look at creative ways for presenting one or more videos in your e-learning projects. First, let’s take a look at a few examples shared in the community.
Media Gallery Interaction
Here's a simple media gallery designed in portrait mode to showcase a series of videos.
View demo | Learn more | Video tutorials | PowerPoint | Storyline
Video Player with Thumbnails
This media gallery player features scrolling thumbnails combined with drag-and-drop to play a series of video. Visual feedback is provided after each video is viewed.
View the example | Learn more | Michael Hinze
Drag & Drop Video Loader
Here’s another idea for using drag-and-drop to load and play tutorial videos. Here’s another idea for using drag-and-drop to load and play tutorial videos. This interaction features a thumbnail preview and description after each item is dropped on the loader.
View the example | Learn more & download | Tom Kuhlmann
Media Gallery Interaction
This flat and elegant video player uses a tabs-style menu to load and play videos. You can download the source file from this community discussion.
View the example | Learn more & download | David Lindenberg
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an interaction for presenting videos in e-learning courses. Your entry can feature multiple videos using a gallery layout or it can be used to present a single video.
Check out the following challenges and recaps for even more ways video can be used in e-learning:
- Smartphone Video Training for Course Designers #42
- Webcam Video in E-Learning #49
- Video Interviews: Creating Interactive Experiences in E-Learning #94
- Using Video Backgrounds to Visually Engage Learners #95
Free Stock Videos
Here are some resources that provide free, high-quality videos you can use in your examples:
- Coverr offers free videos for your homepage or e-learning courses
- Pexels is another great resource for free stock videos
Last Year’s Challenge:
Before you switch on the creativity, take a look at how Pantone’s color of the year is being used in e-learning courses:
Pantone Color of the Year #111: Challenge | Recap
Wishing you a video-tastic week, E-Learning Heroes!
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