With over six billion clips viewed on Youtube every month, videos are an inevitable part of our daily lives. No longer do we only watch cartoons on our TVs. We now watch videos on all different topics, thanks to computers, smartphones, and tablets. Today, Youtube is one of the leading search engines adopted by Internet users. It is packed with all kinds of tutorials, from software how-to guides to cooking classes. Do training courses need to use videos in order to be up to date? Is video learning necessary?
Have videos come into play thanks to new uses?
The use of video has become tremendous due to the number of smartphones and tablets. Today, internet users would rather watch a short video than read a long illustrated web page. When we know that the average person at work is only able to concentrate for no longer than 12 minutes straight, we quickly understand the benefits of using training videos. Everyone is using video learning, even education! MOOCS (Massive Online Open Course) are based on training videos and were recently launched throughout the world. Whether they are recorded live in amphitheaters or produced in studios, these online videos are available to everyone on mobile devices, laptops and tablet computers. This type of training is not new; however, only recently put in the spotlight. It meets the material and training needs tied to the learner’s performance.
Video learning and businesses?
Making videos is accessible to all companies and training employees via video learning has many benefits. First of all, it is compatible with all different types of devices (i.e. computers, tablets, etc.). Still be careful about using appropriate and compatible SCORM tools that allow you to monitor learners (which Youtube doesn’t do). Second of all, exporting videos is easy, allowing you to quickly and easily broadcast them. More and more LMS platforms also offer the possibility of incorporating videos into training courses.
Where does flash animation fall into all of this? Current solutions enable you to transform them into video format and easily export them to your learners’ mobile devices.
The use of training videos ensures the correct understanding and assimilation of the messaged conveyed. It makes training programs exciting and flexible. This format increases the motivation of the learner, who is already motivated by the material’s diversity. Today, video learning is proven to be useful technology in the line of training.
So when are you going to start using video learning?