Comeback der alten Lernideen

Viele der aktuell präsentierten Angebote auf dem Bildungsmarkt basieren auf Ideen, so Lutz Goertz, „die schon vor zehn oder zwanzig Jahren diskutiert wurden“. Jetzt, so fährt er fort, sei offensichtlich die Zeit reif, sie auf den Markt zu bringen. Seine Beispiele:

Virtual Reality: hat Internet-Visionär Jaron Lanier schon in den 1990er Jahren beschrieben. Virtuelle Lernassistenten: man denke nur an Joseph Weizenbaum’s „ELIZA“. Übungsfirmen: im „realen Leben“ ein alter Hut. Lernkartensysteme: kennen wir vom Vokabellernen seit Jahrzehnten. Interaktive Videos: wurden auch schon in den 1990er Jahren gedreht – mit viel Aufwand, hohen Kosten und als „Liebhaberprojekte“ in der Weiterbildung. 

Das Fazit von Lutz Goertz: „Tatsächlich beschleunigen technische Innovationen in der Lernwelt gute didaktische Ideen, die sich mit früheren Mitteln noch nicht realisieren ließen. Es lohnt sich also, auch vermeintlich gescheiterte Lernprojekte immer wieder einmal auf ihre Umsetzung mit den heutigen Lerntechnologien zu überprüfen.“

Meine Frage: Was wären denn heute die Bildungs- und Lernvisionen, die sich noch nicht oder nur schlecht realisieren lassen und auf die wir in 20 Jahren als „Vorläufer“ zurückblicken werden?
Lutz Goertz, mmb Institut, Juli 2019

Bildquelle: Maurizio Pesce (Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

Closed Captioning Services & Video Captioning Services

Closed captioning (CC) and subtitling are both processes of displaying text on a television, video screen, or other visual display to provide additional or interpretive information. Both are typically used as a transcription of the audio portion of a program as it occurs (either verbatim or in edited form), sometimes including descriptions of non-speech elements. Other uses have been to provide a textual alternative language translation of a presentation’s primary audio language that is usually burned-in (or “open”) to the video and unselectable. HTML5 defines subtitles as a “transcription or translation of the dialogue ..


Open Captioning involves the process of displaying text on a video that cannot be turned on or off. Usually, one can view these kinds of website videos and some promotional contents. It is called by different names like baked on, burned-in, hard-coded captions, etc. They are mostly preferred for displaying movies in cinemas. Those sorts of films will be showcasing a single type of filming. The one pro of open formatting is that you don’t require a separate file for saving and featuring.

Closed captioning, on the other hand, can be manually modified according to the need. Mostly videos televised on popular channels like Netflix, YouTube, and even the DVD players have the support system for CC. There are three good advantages of using CC. One- you can change its presentation over a video; two- you can have CC for so many file formats conveniently; last but not the least, three- even if the quality of the video is low, one will be able to interpret things from the medium through the excellent display of captions.

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Microsoft Stream and Captivate

Has anyone been able to successfully use a video from Microsoft Stream in Captivate? Historically we have just been storing videos on our LMS server, but it is not streaming and we’ve been running into problems with progressive downloading taking up memory. A lot of our system computers have minimal memory as their primary purpose is entering information into a patient’s electronic medical record and not heads-down computing. Thanks.

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AnjaTime #035 HANGOUTS ON AIR war ein Booster

Die unermüdliche Anja C. Wagner rekapituliert hier etwas Video-Geschichte. Genauer: Videotechnologie-Geschichte. Sie bedankt sich bei YouTube und den Google Hangouts („Demokratisierung der Video-Technologie“), berichtet von eigenen Erfahrungen („ununi.TV“) und freut sich auf die nächste Phase („Professionalisierung“) und weitere, neue Experimente jenseits klassischer TV-Formate.
Anja C. Wagner, YouTube, 2. Juli 2019

Adding question to Video.

Hello Community,

I’m new to Adobe Captivate and I’m working on a project the scenario is the following:

-The user needs to go through a video while answering simple questions at specific intervals in order to continue playing the video. At the end of the video the user needs to review the questions and will get feedback.

Now, the Overlay KC feature allow me to introduce the questions within the video but as I understand it doesn’t allow me to review the answer later on the module.

Is it possible to do it? Does anybody has a way to accomplish the goal? I’m open to any suggestion and solution.

Thank you in advance for your time.


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Multiple videos

Hi – I have two cameras, to film me talking about course material, because I want to get two different camera angles in the finished elearning.

However, I’m not clear where to even start on how to show both videos, and how to switch between them (meaning, how to tell captivate to switch between them).And whould it be better to record video of me talking directly from captivate? Or to record just on my cameras, then transfer the video files to my laptop, and go from there?

Any suggestions on where to start?

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Internet Trends 2019

Mary Meeker hat ihren jährlichen Internet Trends-Report veröffentlicht. 334 Slides. „Education“ ist ein eigenes Kapitel (ab S. 234), überschrieben mit „Online Education = Big numbers + Big growth“. Dort finden wir einige, vor allem den US-amerikanischen Markt betreffende Statistiken und Player. Kosten, Enrollments, Completion Rates, Plattformen (Coursera, Udemy, Lambda, Chegg). Später gibt es noch zwei Seiten über den chinesischen Bildungsmarkt. Zwei interessante Zahlen, die YouTube betreffen: 4,5 Milliarden „Annual Hours of ‘How-To’ Video Viewership“ und „59% Gen Z Users Cite YouTube as Preferred Learning Tool“.

Kurz: Die interessanteren „Education“-Trends stecken in den weiteren Kapiteln: Users, E-Commerce + Advertising, Usage, Freemium Business Models, Data Growth, Usage, Work, Healthcare und China. 
Mary Meeker, Bond Capital, 11. Juni 2019

Bildquelle: Internet Trends 2019, S. 252

Published Project to MP4 – Slides Advance Automatically, My Bottons Work but Project advances without having to click on button

Help!  When I preview my project , the next buttons that I added work and the project doesn’t advance automatically.  However, when I publish the project the buttons work but the slides advance automatically not requiring the learner to click next.  I appreciate any help.



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Responsive design – video displays incorrectly when turning mobile whilst playing

Hi everyone,

I am designing a responsive Project including a video with a breakpoint for landscape and portrait mobile view.  If I pause the video and then turn the screen, the video adjusts correctly to landscape mode. If the video is however playing and I turn the phone, the video is displayed incorrectly – loads of it cut off and in a weird position. If I pause the video it jumps to the correct position.

I would be grateful for any ideas on how to fix this issue, as the video should display correctly, no matter when the screen is turned.

Thank you so much!

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