Elearning has become a commonplace phenomenon now. There is the use of videos in elearning now.
But how to use the elearning videos so that they give the best results?
Elearning Videos can be easily used for imparting practical training to learners. If your course is about constructing a PC, then it’s important to have videos in it so users can be explained the practical side behind such things. Simulations are excellent ways to teach anything computer-related through a video. They are much like practical demonstrations to do anything on a PC.
With a video is shown to a learner, he/she can forge a connection with the voice of the narrator in it. The best part about using a video is that a lot of information is conveyed through it in a short time. The various advantages of using a video in elearning are as follows:
• Elearning Videos make expressing anything easier and entertaining
When you watch anything in a video, you are likely to remember it for a long time. This is especially true about behavioural skills. So, instead of expressing such skills in writing in a course, it’s better to express them through videos.
• Videos are excellent for storytelling
Videos can be used for telling stories. This is especially true of advertisers who use videos involving stories to sell their products. When a video is included in an elearning course, the learners tend to watch it rather than skipping to the next portion of content.
• Videos can initiate discussions about the non-video content
Videos can be used to start discussions about topics that have been taught verbally in the video. Discussions tend to happen among those who watch a video.
What are the tips so that video costs don’t go up?
It’s not necessary that you need to spend a fortune to include a video in your content. If you have a video library in your organization, then you can use the video from the same. You can also use videos from your organization by recording the employee’s experiences and anecdotes. It’s not necessary to have particular scripts for videos. Anyways, it’s quite easy to make videos using content authoring tools.
When you are filming a video, it’s not necessary to include corporate messages. Instead, try to include what people want to say.
If there is not enough cash with you, don’t try to hire a professional scriptwriter, instead, take an interviewer on board. You can record employee interviews for elearning.
There can be multiple takes in a video. The video doesn’t need to be recorded in a single shot. When you are using your smartphone to record a video, it’s not so expensive taking multiple shots.
Having a long video or not
When you have a long video, you can show the results of different kinds of actions. But when a video is long, there has to be a script and actors. But when you record a video yourself, you can slice the professional video into smaller elearning videos. Then you can create branching scenarios and join up these videos with the help of content authoring tool like the Storyline or Captivate.
So, this is how videos can be used in an elearning course.