Training staff is essential. However, to make training successful, it needs to be compelling. Often people can consider training to be dull which means that its learners will not realise the full benefits. If learners are not engaged, then they will not take in the vital information and will waste the cost of training. Fortunately, there are ways to eliminate learners switching off. One of the best ways to keep training compelling is through interactive video.

What is interactive video?

Interactive video is essentially a digital video that requires interaction with the viewer. The interaction could include responses, touch on screen, clicks and gestures. The video will often need viewer interaction in order to proceed and continue with the video. Depending on the nature of the video it could take on an experience like a game, tutorial, form or a question and answer session.

Three benefits of interactive video

  1. Personalisation

As interactive videos need an element of decision-making from the viewer. With this in mind, the videos can be made wholly personable. Learning then becomes user-centred which can enhance the learning experience and allows you to tailor the training to the learner ability. Consequently, this may allow a change of pace or what the learner views.

  1. Flexibility

For any training experience, you tailor the interactive videos to suit the learner’s needs. This means that simulations can be relevant, e.g. set in a particular workplace with branding. Furthermore, you can use it as a sole e-learning video experience or as an accompaniment to traditional classroom-based learning.

  1. Engaging and compelling

Interactive video can make learning completely immersive. This means that learners connect with the training, its scenarios and stories. Characters can adapt to the learner’s experience, particularly in work situations. Throughout the learner journey, interactive elements can help to bring training alive and make it memorable.

Interactive video creation with VideoTile

Want to see the benefits of interactive video in your training programmes? Then get in touch with the team at VideoTile today. For creative training ideas, we can help with superior video creation.