Category: Articulate

30 Sep 2015
online learning videos

How to make Videos more effective for e-learning?

Do you know how many videos view YouTube gets per day? Believe it or not, it’s four billion!! As per YouTube figures, the site has One Billion active users each month. That’s the power of online learning videos. Talking in an e-learning context, videos are becoming one of the most popular e-learning formats. Adding videos to e-learning courses can help your organization to meet its learning objectives. Online learning videos offer asynchronous learning that can help users to grasp the topic more clearly as compared to reading live instructions. Here are some tips on how videos can be made more effective for e-learning:

1.  Decide wisely the video length

The length of the videos should be wisely decided. Videos need to be short, concise, and to the point. In the case of instructional or informational videos, the length can be a little longer, but not more than 10 minutes. Videos should contain a short portion of the information that is easy to grasp for the learner.

2.  Bring Transcript into play

Online learning videos must be accompanied by transcripts with them. It is not necessary that every learner has headphones and sound cards with them.

3.  Interactive is the key

Videos should be interactive, in order to keep the audience engaged, involved, and focused on the points you want to highlight. If not so, ask your learners for some feedback, add some quizzes or end your video with a quick summary of the key points.

4.  Consider video file size

The video files should be compressed well. Slow loading videos causes frustration among the learners. A separate version of videos can also be made, which can easily play on low bandwidths.

5.  Be a little creative

Videos can be used to show scenarios and simulations. Online learning videos can be very well leveraged for creating immersive scenarios like “what to do” or “how to do” kinds of situations. With the help of videos, it makes it easy to simulate a real-life situation.

18 Sep 2015

6 Reasons for why should you use Info graphics in eLearning

  1. Infographics are easy to understand: It creates a lasting visual impression on mind by providing relevant information in form of graphics with minimal words explaining them. This manner of providing concise data is very easy to read and remember by learner. People retain approximately 80% of what they usually learn as opposed to 20% retained by reading.
  2.  Infographics saves time: As content is summarized with graphical presentations, keywords and concise data which helps in saving the time of the learners. Human brain process visual scenes 60,000X faster than text.
  3. Infographics are easy to share:Attractive Infographics has a higher ability of to be shared on social networks and become viral than the ordinary text content.
  4. Infographics provides chances to be creative: There is no standard templates for designing Infographics. Each one is different and one can always play with colors, formats, fonts and styles.
  5. Infographics creates brand advocacy: While designing an infographic, a logo of the brand should be embedded always. Whenever, it will be shared or liked on social networking sites gives free advertising to the brand.
  6. Infographics will help you to show your expertise: The research required for creating an infographic will display your knowledge and position you as an expert on your category or topic.

He was a German psychologist who is known for discovering the forgetting curve. According to this curve, the biggest decline in memory happens within 20 minutes, and then 1 hour.