No two learners are the same and one way to cater to this is to create and offer training courses which allow for learners to take their time. Video e-learning and courses which incorporate video are particularly effective with many different learner types. Video has significant benefits over other methods and here are just some of the key reasons that video is the best possible e-learning tool.
1. Visual Learning Works
Research has time and again proven that images are more engaging than just text alone. Visual images are much easier to recall than text too so if learners need to go back to their training in their everyday work, it is much easier if they have an image or video to draw on.
2. Video allows for Storytelling
Everyone has sat through slide after slide of unengaging PowerPoint presentations. The information is there, the bulleted lists offer up all you need to know. However, the ability to retain this kind of information is difficult. The brain simply doesn’t react well to this style of information. It wants to be told a story and video is fantastic for storytelling. Storytelling makes learning accessible and it is easy through quality video.
3. Video is Always Accessible
With a fully recorded and accessible video e-learning course, you don’t need to be there when your learners are doing their training. Live training courses can be great but you can’t stop, pause or repeat them. Similarly, you can’t just watch again if you’re not sure of something. This is where video really comes out on top, it’s always accessible and easy to stop and start.
4. Video provides Consistency
However good a training company may be, they are only as good as their trainers. Some will inevitably be better than others. Consistency is much harder to achieve in person-to-person training than it is in video. Video means everyone can be trained using the same materials and content and the quality of the content never changes.
Online video training is one of the most effective and consistent ways of providing course materials to companies in many areas.