Microlearning is ideal for training the learner of the 21st century, whose ability to focus effectively is very limited. What is the best way to use microlearning?
Many organizations are using videos to connect with customers, provide them support, and educate them on their products. Videos clearly address the pain points of customers and demonstrate key features of the product, in a concise and easy-to-understand manner.
Many organizations have hundreds of e-learning videos developed in Flash. However, the advent of mobiles has reduced the utility of these web-based learning resources as they cannot be accessed on smartphones and tablets. How can these videos developed in Flash, be made mobile-compatible? Converting them to the MP4 format will help.
In recent years, the demand for online videos is increasing by leaps and bounds. A study by Cisco revealed that IP video traffic will be 82 percent of all consumer Internet traffic by 2020, up from 70 percent in 2015. The phenomenal growth in the popularity of videos is compelling the corporate world to go for video-based learning materials in a big way.
According to Forrester Research, employees are 75% more likely to watch a video than open an email or read documents. This is because a short three-minute video is far more engaging, can be used to quickly walk a learner through a topic than a 10-page document, and the experience is far more enriching.
Today’s generation is surrounded by electronic gadgets and the Internet. As days go by, and technology evolves, drastic changes are taking place, even in the learning styles of employees. Employees of the new age are consuming amazing amounts of information through videos. A recent survey revealed that 98% of organizations are likely to implement video as part of their online learning strategy.
We have a darling in the eLearning industry – it’s called microlearning. It’s loved because it is powerful enough to overcome today’s training challenges that revolve around a young and dynamic workforce that we know have:
Video-based training is one of the hottest e-learning trends today. This is due to increasing reliance on technology for training. According to an article in trainingmag.com, more than one-third of workplace education and training is technology-based. Videos are one of these technology-based training tools. They visually explain to learners what they need to learn. Videos show in pictures and words, the content of the training.
Imagine going through an e-learning course without any audio and visual elements. Will it engage your learners? Certainly not. It is important to use a variety of media to deliver learning and hold the attention of the learner. This is why videos are an important element of online courses.
Today, after many months, I happened to visit our company’s YouTube channel and came across this video. Check it out.