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5 mistakes trainers make when shooting video with smartphones
The technology that most of us carry in our pockets today provides training professionals with opportunities that they've never had before. The computing power of the average cellphone makes it possible for one person to complete tasks that used to require entire teams of specialists. What used to take weeks or months of development time can now be accomplished in a matter of hours if not minutes. The professionals who stand to benefit most from these technology advancements are the ones who have little or no budget but want to increase the amount of video that they use in their training programs. The quality of video that can be produced with today’s smartphones is so good that full-length movies have been shot using android devices and iPhones. Their computing capability is so powerful that a high-quality learning video can be edited in a matter of minutes.
Continuing professional development remains an important element of an engineer's career
In a recent survey, New Electronics asked its readers what were the most critical issues facing the U.K. electronics industry in 2013. While many respondents were rightly concerned about the next generation of engineers, many were also concerned about meeting current skills requirements. In an industry like engineering, which has a significant impact on society, public confidence about the professionalism and competence of engineers and technicians is important. This has contributed to a raised awareness of continuing professional development in recent years.
Social tools shouldn't threaten corporate training
Nick Howe, vice president of HDS Academy, writes: "As the head of learning and collaboration at Hitachi Data Systems, I've been on a nine-year roller-coaster journey, learning firsthand what works and doesn't in corporate education. I lead a global team that trains 30,000 employees, resellers and customers in 100 countries, face to face and online. In the last two years, we've adopted new social technologies and engagement strategies. Through targeted projects, we've increased revenue, decreased turnover and support costs, increased onboarding efficiency and broken down walls between functions. Social technologies — when executed correctly — enable knowledge and skill-building in a way that formal training cannot."
2013 Content Development Companies Watch List
This list recognizes 13 companies from all over the globe that provide content development services. Selection to the list is based on the following criteria: