Do you know how many hours of YouTube videos are uploaded every minute? You will be amazed by the stats. Approximately 500 hours of YouTube videos are uploaded every minute!!!
Video-based learning is the most effective method now-a-days. Recent studies show that a few organizations are leveraging video-based learning to develop engaging videos for their employees instead of traditional eLearning courses. Videos play an important role and can be implemented in on-board training, manager training, mandatory trainings, etc., as there is a wide usage of micro learning and mobile learning. Video-based learning has intense competencies in presenting content in perfect, detailed and visually appealing format. Learners will face a hard time in viewing the video if the course is not effective and engaging.
So, here are a few tips to consider when developing a video-based eLearning course.
Prepare a blueprint of your storyboard and have a clear learning goals to meet the objectives of the video. Identify the learning gaps and apply different learning styles for diversified content. Sorting out different objectives and including in the video will help the learner in completing the course rapidly. Opt the most sought authoring tool which is having desired options that helps you in meeting your goals.
It is always better to include audio in the video-based courses as there will be less text or no text at all on the screen. Integrating audio, will make the learner more attentive towards the course and results in higher learner engagement and higher completion rates. Surveys show that video with audio impacts higher when compared to a textual representation.
Degree of Interaction
Adobe Captivate 2019, in its latest release, came up with an awesome feature of adding overlay slides to your video. With this feature you can add interactive slides in between the video and make the video interactive. You can add different activities wherever required in the video with overlay slide feature and gauze the performance of the learners.
Add Closed Captions
In a video based course, you can integrate closed captions allowing the learners who are having hearing impairment. Having a closed captioning feature to the videos will be an advantage to reach out international audience. The learners who are having difficulty in understanding the accent can have a look on the transcription. Authoring tools like Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Camtasia, supports the closed caption feature and thanks to such authoring tools having this great feature.
Keep it Brief, Simple and to the Point
A lengthy video may not be advisable especially when it comes to the micro-learning. This distracts the user attention and deviates the main purpose of video-based learning. The depletion of learning hours is the main reason to create bite-sized learning videos. Therefore, complex video can be chunked into small videos, make 4 to 6 minutes of duration where it improves the retention of the learners.
A short and interactive video-based learning has the potential to make your online training programs memorable for longer time. Implementing video-based learning to meet the requirements of millennial learners in the most cost-effective and efficient way.