Many businesses have embraced rich media and created channels on YouTube! to share videos with prospects, customers and employees. However, exponential possibilities exist for secure video communities that enable members to easily create and share videos, collaborate with higher relevance and eliminate time spent searching for specific information housed within the videos, themselves.
Take education, for example. Schools are able to create distance learning programs that are accessible to a global student body. Self-paced learning means that time zones are not the logistical quagmire that existed when sessions were presented via live streaming presentations. The ability to automatically create transcripts from the audio enables students to choose the format that works best for them, or to easily search for an exact reference within a video and find it instantly either by tag or search phrase.
Even better, collaboration and shared learning is encouraged by allowing students to enter comments that are reflected within the video flow at the appropriate place.
Imagine the differences in enterprise training programs or team collaboration that can take place with the ease of accessing the community from anywhere at any time and participating in a conversation that’s highly relevant based on a specific point in the training or materials presented.
Ease of Use Based on Intuitive Interface and Toolset
Because Cisco Show and Share works with most USB or built-in computer cameras and microphones, creating videos is simple and easy. You don’t need to worry about making a mistake as the system includes tools for editing and splitting clips as well as inserting slides in sync with your subject matter.
Video is Exploding
Research on YouTube! shows that people are watching 2 billion videos a day and uploading more than 24 hours of video every single minute of the day. Once you understand that it’s estimated that YouTube! only accounts for 26% of the world’s video audience, you can see the impact that video is having on how we work, play and learn. Implementing a secure video community to enable rich interaction through video and collaboration could just be the killer app for transforming your enterprise or learning programs.