Text to Video

Artificial intelligence or AI has been gaining a lot of traction in the recent past. Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has asserted that AI is more profound than fire, electricity, or the Internet. And I can’t agree more with his grand assertion because I am first-hand witnessing the ever-increasing revolutionary solutions that AI is delivering to…

11 Aspects to Consider While Developing a Business Simulation

Business simulations are one of the most effective training interventions that can provide learners a safe, engaging and memorable learning experience. While formal training equips learners with theoretical knowledge, simulations deliver the much-needed practical experience, which can help the learners confront real-life scenarios confidently. This article discusses business simulation development by taking cognizance of 11…

How to Create Any Custom Shape in PowerPoint?

This is a tutorial on how you can create any shape in PowerPoint and bring your creative ideas to reality. And, you can do this with your computer mouse also without having to invest in an expensive Wacom tablet! Note: I used Office 2016 for this tutorial. Why Create Shapes in PowerPoint? I can give…

Sharing Videos Through Webex Smoothly

COVID-19 has disrupted many facets of our life, including the way we develop and conduct training sessions. With the looming lockdown and extended work from home arrangements, the idea of conducting classroom training is akin to a distant dream. So, of late, there has been a spurt in the demand for virtual instructor-led training (VILT)…

Developing 3D Animations Using Adobe Mixamo

Are you ready for some more 3D deliciousness? Then, ready, set, read! Just to recapitulate, in my previous article, I explored storytelling through the 3D motion comic style. If you haven’t read that article yet, you can rectify your situation by clicking here. The 3D motion comic style video is pretty engaging, but I was itching…

Storytelling by Using the 3D Motion Comic Style

As an Instructional Designer, I am always on the lookout for effective and natural ways of instructional storytelling. In this article, I am presenting a proof of concept (PoC) that I created to explore storytelling by using the 3D motion comic style. I believe this style can be used to create engaging case study-based and scenario-based training videos. In the past,…

Create 3D Infographics for Classroom Training Presentations

There are several ways to make classroom training engaging, and one of them is to make the slides in your training presentations visually appealing. You can do this by presenting the training information as infographics instead of normal bullet points. As our brains process visuals faster than text, learners will find it easier to remember…

A Training Video Just for You!

Videos have become the most popular medium for distributing and consuming training content across the world. Instructional Designers (ID) love them because the rich animated text and images allow IDs to effectively convey training content to learners, leaving no scope for personal interpretation and miscommunication of information. Learners love videos because of the engaging nature of the…

Activate Your Training Videos!

Over the years, we have seen several innovations in the production and consumption of videos. These innovations have happened in both the artistic and technological aspects of videos. Despite the innovations in video production hardware and software, video storage and distribution technologies, video consumption hardware and software, and video content itself, the video medium has…