With the rise in popularity of free video sharing sites such as YouTube and Vimeo and the availability of quality video capturing technology on smartphones, videos as a means of communication and self-expression are becoming increasingly popular. And because videos are easy to create, with smartphones and easy-to-use video editing software, they are frequently used for instruction, for example as tutorials on YouTube or lectures on Khan Academy.

But is video always the right choice for instruction? What principles should instructional designers use to develop effective instructional videos?

In our latest white paper, we discuss best practices for creating videos for training, including cognitive theories of learning, guidelines for design and development of instructional videos, and examples/case studies of videos developed by Obsidian Learning.

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