USING TECHNOLOGY TO
ENHANCE EMPLOYEE TRAINING
Joseph M. Fenty
Washtenaw Community College
Types of training methods
On the job training
Sink or Swim
Retention of knowledge
Unofficial methods – This is how we really do it . . .
EFFECTIVE TRAINING METHODS
Just in time training
Employee driven training events
Example: COMPASS/ESL Training Video
Multimedia tool that allows you to create interactive
Facilitates recording, editing and producing high-
quality screen video on the Web, CD-ROM and
portable media players, including iPod.
Easily record your screen, PowerPoint, multiple
audio tracks, and webcam video to create compelling
training videos, screencasts, and presentations.
In Camtasia Studio, you can:
Import recordings, video, images, and audio files
into a Camtasia Studio project (.camproj).
Arrange the sequence of clips on the Timeline.
Edit the audio and video tracks.
Add effects such as transitions, callouts, zoom-n-
pan keyframes, and Flash quizzes.
Produce the video into a shareable format.
Diagram work flow
Quiz/Survey (flash only)
Distribution platform (web, server, etc.)
Images – screen shots, screen capture, title clips, call
outs, PowerPoint recording
Videos – web cam, flash, smart focus, zoom-n-pan
Audio – voice narration, music
Edits – sequencing video, audio, and special effects
Media player, Flash – Web
IPOD, AVI & QuickTime
web, cd, screencast.com, ftp (upload to server), zip (share
New staff training
THE SHOOTING COWBOY METHOD
Objective: the proctor will be knowledge and
enforce the COMPASS retest/test procedure.
DEMONSTATION – Pray for me . . .
3 WAYS TO RECORD POWERPOINT
From within PowerPoint
From within Camtasia
SETTING UP FOR RECORDING
Begins recording your PowerPoint Presentation.
Records Audio for the PowerPoint slides.
The Camtasia Records Camera with the PowerPoint Presentation.
PowerPoint Displays the Camera Preview during recording.
Click the Recording options icon to set up specific
options for recording, including:
• Records the mouse cursor
• Video and Audio Format
• Audio source
• Camera Setup
• Hotkeys for Record/Pause and Stop
Opens help topic for more information.
1. Click record to launch the Slideshow.
2. Check the microphone input level. When
ready, select the Click to begin
recording button or use the hotkeys.
3. Control the PowerPoint presentation
normally during the recording.
4. Press Esc to stop recording.
1. At the end of the recording; choose
whether to Stop Recording
or Continue Recording.
If you choose to Continue Recording,
click the Stop Recording button
in the PowerPoint recording toolbar.
2. After you save the file, choose whether
• Produce your recording.
• Edit your recording before
CANCELLING A RECORDING
2. When the Save Camtasia
Recording As… dialog box appears,
3. When the dialog box appears
asking if you are sure you want
to delete the current video capture,
AUDIO RECORDING TIP
Use a USB microphone
USB microphones use less computer resources and record
better audio than an analog microphone connected to your
computer’s audio card.
Practice using a microphone
Experiment with different volume levels and different
microphone placement. Six inches from the microphone is
usually good to record full tones, but not too close that
other noises interfere.
Record in a quiet location
Any microphone can pick up nearby noises. Most office
areas have a lot of background noise that you may or may
not notice. Take a second and listen. What do you hear?
Block the computer’s humming sound
Build a small box lined with foam to put your microphone
in as you record, use pillows or blankets to muffle the
noise, or cover your head with the blanket.
AUDIO RECORDING TIP
Use a script
A script helps you produce the best audio by
allowing you to avoid mistakes or saying um or
uh. If you do not want a formal presentation, an
outline can help reduce some mistakes.
Project and enunciate
Speak as though you are addressing a small
audience in a large room.
Monitor the audio level as you record
The green to yellow range indicates normal.
Orange to red warns you are too close to the over-
modulated input. Best audio quality occurs when
the Audio Input meter is in the green to very
light orange range.
Use the Audio Enhancements option
Free Trial Version
Free on-line tutorials