When investing in training, businesses want to make sure that your training delivers the message in the most effective way possible. As a training provider, you need to ensure that you can provide what the customer wants and exceed their requirements. This is why video works as an excellent training medium, it is engaging, compelling and can be incorporated into an e-learning system for time-conscious businesses. Not convinced? Here are four reasons why video is fantastic in training.
Four reasons why video works
With the rise of smartphones and tablets in the workplace, the training video that you create can be provided to the company and stored on their learning platform. This means that learners can learn almost anywhere. Even if you offer classroom training, having videos can be a great extra. This means that staff can review what they’ve learnt, long after the training session has finished.
- Suit the tone
Videos are a fantastic way of creating training information in a way that is suitable for all. Whether you have been tasked with training a serious, high-powered executive business or a fun, team-focused SME, you can create a video that suits their tone to make it easier for them to enjoy and understand.
Many people find it easier to understand and remember vital information when telling it through a story. The narratives you can use in videos can be similar to the real-life scenarios that people will face. In a video that engages the language processing part of the brain, it can have a profound impact on the individual. This makes the training more memorable and, therefore, helpful in the future.
- Visual assistance
So often, it is much easier to learn from example. A written page of instructions does not have the same impact as someone walking through the instructions with illustrations. The visuals in a video not only explain what to do but illustrate how to do it. This gives learners the training they need but also provides them with a best practice approach they can remember.
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Although 2017 is well under way we still think it is worth looking back at the most popular and interesting e-learning trends of last year.
These trends are set to become standards in the current year so the more we know and share, the better. Here are five of the top trends of 2016.
The use of gaming in online training is set to continue to be popular in 2017. Interactive game-style learning in the work environment is a certain way to engage and encourage employees to push their skills to the next level. The gamification market is growing and the e-learning sector is a big part of this.
2. Competence-Based Training
Competency-based training is effective in helping individuals forge on with their careers. They provide a clear route to promotion for employees, thus making them popular with individual learners and the companies employing them. This type of learning allows for regular self-assessment and skill set evaluation, with view to furthering careers.
3. Mobile Learning
The modern learner wants to be able to access their courses easily and wherever they may be. This has led to the rise in mobile learning. 100% mobile-based learning management systems already exist, with others adding this dimension to their platform. They make it even easier to ensure employees have no excuse not to complete their training as it is so easily accessible.
4. Big Data
Big Data is instrumental in furthering the amount of information we store and use about our customers, or learners. Harnessing Big Data allows training providers to create more personalised and individual content. This ensures that each learner enjoys a customised learning experience tailored to their skills. Big Data analytics will also be central in shaping the future of e-learning.
5. Video-Based Training
Video training has been steadily growing in popularity, a trend which will continue in 2017. Almost everybody already recognises how engaging training through video is. More companies are investing in video-based e-learning programmes. They help ensure their employees are fully trained and able to access necessary course information suitable to their roles.
The coming year should be an opportunity for growth and a chance to expand your learning opportunities.
E-learning allows anyone to access any kind of education as and when they need it and in the coming year there are a wide range of new ways companies will be using data, the latest online technologies and innovative learning methods to enrich your learning experience. Here we’re looking at just three learning trends for 2017.
1. Even more Two-Way e-Learning Communication
E-learning once had a reputation for being out of date, formal and fixed, with a product-like focus rather than an interactive design. This is changing for the better, with real time capturing of learner feedback and the chance to build upon user feedback within courses and the chance to immediately offer solutions for any learner issues.
e-Learning providers have to embrace the immediacy that social media has brought and being able to tap into this system of environment with students and tutors, provides many opportunities for growth and improved learner satisfaction.
2. Clever use of Data
Smartly using the small level data which all e-learning providers have access to allows e-learning design to evolve and develop. Analytical data taken from training systems and learner profiles can be used to further tailor and personalise content delivery. With the right data, it is easy to ensure learners have instant access to the most suitable pages for their needs.
3. It’s all About Video
Nothing has been trending in the e-learning sector as much as video. It is simply soaring and it is what both trainers and learners want. Cisco forecast that 80% of global internet traffic will be video by 2019. The love for and appreciation of video makes it a prime learning tool and it is possible to create interactive video with ease, further enhancing learner experience. Whole courses can easily be delivered by video or it can be used to supplement other learning methods.
There are many new ways e-learning will move to the next level online in the coming year and training providers simply need to be primed to move with it.