TO:  Learning, Training & Performance Colleagues:
FROM: Elliott /Masie, Host & Curator

You and your colleagues are cordially invited to participate in our most widely attended seminar at The MASIE Center Learning LAB:


Led by Elliott Masie
Feb 10-12, 2015 | Saratoga Springs, NY


 Video is Evolving the Format & Design of Workplace Learning!

Video is changing the format of content, collaboration and knowledge publishing in the workplace. Our employees are increasingly turning to video as their media of choice to access updated knowledge, skill development, corporate storytelling and even peer-to-peer social collaboration. Organizations are starting to build their own "TED" talks or YouTube collections for enterprise wide knowledge and story sharing.

When you and I want to know how to fix something or learn about a process, we often select a short video segment as our first choice. Video connections that use chat, workplace collaboration tools and telepresence will radically alter the way we meet, inform, coach and even hire future employees. And, our workers will increasingly pull out their smart phones or tablets to capture (and even edit) user-generated video.

The MASIE Center’s Video and Learning LAB is a unique, hands-on, vendor-neutral drill-down on these topics:

  • video13Why Video for Learning? What are the business, at-home, media and personal forces that are driving the growth of video and learning?
  • The Power of Video Stories (TED and YouTube-like, short knowledge segments from the field)
  • Video Content: The Range (from rapid to high production development of video-based learning modules)
  • Low Cost & High Definition Video (creating a Digital Video Studio at work)
  • Connected Classroom (adding video to face to face & virtual classrooms)
  • Video Chats & Conferences (connecting the distributed workforce and workplace)
  • OPEN Content: (free, open source video content for corporate learning programs)
  • Video Performance Support (learning at the moment of need or change)
  • Video for Business Processes (e.g. orientation, hiring, customer support)
  • Video Coaching (short nano-mentoring processes)
  • Video Learning Mix (blending video with eLearning and classroom)
  • Video Search (can we search our videos for content without transcription?)
  • Video and Learning Systems (how video and LMS often cooperate with or ignore each other)
  • Video and Global Learning (international aspects of video in multiple languages)
  • Video and Learning Strategy: Where is it heading?



I will be assisted by Lauren Boughton, the Video and Content Producer at The MASIE Center. We are honored to also have Ed Burke, award winning photojournalist to help lead sessions on still photos and tablet based video. In addition we will be joined by a range of faculty and resource experts during the LAB. You will have access to experienced video deployers, instructional designers and learning managers as we experience and explore every aspect of Video in Learning.

Each participant will work with a wide range of video formats, technologies and systems while at The MASIE Center. I look forward to working with you on this project. If you have any questions, please send a note to



Yours in learning,


Elliott Masie
 Chair, The Learning CONSORTIUM