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Best practices for live computer desktop conferencing and/or screen recording for later distribution/playback.
In this presentation Mr. Hamilton will start by identifying the equipment necessary to produce a professional broadcast experience or recording. Hardware options will be covered from a “budget is no problem” scenario down to what is the minimum I can get by with to get started continuum.
Once the hardware requirements have been covered, the benefits, drawbacks, and differences between live screen-casting / web conferencing vs. recorded electronic training will be explored. Examples of software packages for both types of content delivery will be covered.
Mike will then finish with a collection of “lessons learned” and best practices to help the new online instructor avoid the typical beginner mistakes and look like a screen-casting professional right from the start.
Mike Hamilton started mixing training and multimedia in the early 1990s when he developed an interactive CBT lab at National Steel & Shipbuilding to train electricians and electronic technicians. Mike later created an interactive laser simulator for CYMER freeing up more than $4 million dollars in laser hardware for hands on maintenance training by shifting operations training to the new simulator. Over the past ten years Mr. Hamilton has been working with live web conferencing software providing formal training and informal webinars and guiding the development of screen recording software for creating software demos and tutorials.
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About our Speaker:
Michael Hamilton - VP, Product Management- Madcap Software
Prior to joining MadCap Software, Michael Hamilton served as the Product Manager for the award-winning RoboHelp product line (first with Blue Sky Software, then eHelp Corporation, and then Macromedia). As product manager of RoboHelp for most of its life, Mr. Hamilton gathered input and feedback from the customer community and guided ongoing development of the various RoboHelp products. Mr. Hamilton joined the RoboHelp family in 1998 as a founding member of the Training Solutions Program team, where he co-authored the certified training materials supporting the RoboHelp family.
Mr. Hamilton has over twenty years of experience in training, technical communication, multimedia development, and software development at several organizations including Cymer, a leading supplier of laser illumination sources to the semiconductor industry, National Steel & Shipbuilding and the US Navy.
Mr. Hamilton is often a featured speaker at industry events, including the WinWriters Online Help Conferences, STC (the Society for Technical Communication) Annual International Conference , Forum 2000 London, the Annual Australasian Online Documentation Conferences, the European Online Documentation Conferences and many more events. Mr Hamilton has also appeared at the Microsoft Campus and STC regional conferences and events.
Mr. Hamilton is also frequently quoted in technology articles in various trade publications.
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Guests at the live meeting won’t need any hardware. However, those attending remotely will need a computer, an internet connection, and speakers (or headphones) connected to their computer to hear the live-broadcast/presentation.
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