How often do you turn to YouTube to learn about something that can help you perform your job better? Once a month? Once a week? Or perhaps daily! A report by Google says more than 7 in 10 viewers use YouTube to find solutions to problems pertaining to their jobs, studies, or hobbies. Well, the cognitive science behind the perks of videos isn’t novel – people tend to learn optimally when concepts are portrayed visually, and most of us are able to grasp abstract concepts better by watching a demonstration.
Due to stringent training needs, companies are increasingly turning to digital training programs, and instructional design strategies make online training a breeze. One such method that stands out from the rest is using videos. This audio-visual learning medium has the potential to break the most difficult of topics into easily graspable information nuggets.
It also increases the efficiency of training due to its high visual impact.
Where to use videos for training?:
Performance support is provided to employees for retaining what they have learned in the context of their work. In other words, performance support tools are personalized on-demand support that is available anytime and anywhere.
Video is a popular performance support tool that can be best delivered through mobile devices. For example, your service technicians can take the help of how-to-videos that provide a step-by-step explanation on how to operate a particular piece of the equipment at their point of need, using a mobile phone.
Videos on communication skill development can be an ideal complement to the ILT sessions. Such videos show your employees how to get their body language right, how to modulate the tone of their voice, how to use verbal and non-verbal cues to convey the intended message effectively.
Compress text without losing impact
For example, if a topic takes about 20 minutes to cover through a conventional form of learning, a video can cover the same in less than 90 seconds. That’s the power of videos, which make them suitable for a digital learning program. It not only allows you to keep the learning time low, but it also doesn’t lessen the impact of the learning. Learners will most definitely grasp equal knowledge from a 90-sec video, if not more, as they will through a 20-min course.
No matter how you use videos, you just can’t go wrong with them.Join us for our Camtasia Studio Training workshop and learn on how to roll out online training to the entire organisation through video ,in Durban,Capetown and Johannesburg.
On our workshop you spend the majority of the time doing, rather than listening.We believe learning should be fun, but fundamentally, it must generate results and provide transferable skills. That’s why when you choose us for training, you can expect to be actively involved throughout the session.