In a day where information is getting increasingly complex, how do learners retain all that has been taught to them? If numbers are anything to go by, the influence of visual information is only getting stronger by the day. Visually appealing content reaches the brain quicker, and that is the primary reason it is popular. More and more organizations are experimenting with videos to enhance the learning experience of their employees. Videos provide high-impact learning as compared to other forms of learning. For instance, videos are especially useful in the healthcare industry, where complex surgeries are performed. They are useful to display the intricacies involved in a surgery.
Let’s say you are an amateur baker and have just purchased an OTG Oven to start baking. You are quite well-versed with the baking procedure. You’ve read through the manual and guides of operating the OTG, but can’t really understand the schematics in the manual. You want your OTG to be up and running. Where do you go? You would obviously turn to demonstration videos on YouTube for the right procedures. This proves my instinct that people prefer watching video demonstration compared to manual schematics. It is human to choose the easy way to learn. Watching and learning is any day easier than reading and learning. In this blog, let’s look at a few ways through which complex information can be simplified with interactive videos. Especially how videos are quite helpful for learning in the corporate world.
Complex Product Demonstration
In a corporate, employees are always on the go and tied to busy schedules; they do not have the time to read through reams of manuals or long training sessions. In such instances, short interactive videos are helpful, to demonstrate complex information.
For example, an animated GIF demonstrating the steps of a procedure is a better learning tool than a chunk of content. The best solution to understand would be to watch the procedure live or attend a workshop, where a demonstrator illustrates the steps for you. In a workshop, you may or may not be able to ask the demonstrator to repeat a step, but when it comes to a video, you can pause it as many times as required to understand.
In certain cases, physical demonstrations are not possible; in such cases, videos work best. For instance, in the oil and gas industry, oil rigs and vessels are remotely placed. If you have to show the working of the rigs and vessels, you can’t really take people to the site, which could also prove dangerous, all the time. On the other hand, it is possible with videos. You can use videos to demonstrate what could go wrong in a procedure, or the right way to assemble gadgets, or demonstrate the working of an equipment.
Complex Safety Procedures
Videos can add tangible benefits to learning. We are well aware that videos can help us visualize concepts that are too complex to understand. You can use real world situations that your learners can relate to, invoke their curiosity, and get them to analyze the pros and cons of a situation. Scenarios and situations will help them better remember information. Videos are excellent tools that help learners understand and remember complex safety procedures. They are especially useful to display dynamic data, parts of an equipment, chemical or physical reactions, etc.,
It is simple. As adults, learners prefer to have the freedom of learning at their own pace, especially in a time-crunched situation. You can educate your employees/learners on safety tips, along with the consequences of noncompliance with laws and regulations.
Soft Skills Training
One of the most important qualities sought after in new hires is Soft Skills. The overall dynamics of the corporate world depend on the interpersonal skills of employees. Nonetheless, considering the varied backgrounds of individuals, there is a pressing need to conduct soft skills training for new hires. However, getting all under one roof could become a task. Microlearning is an unrelenting force in the corporate world. For this purpose, you can use microlearning videos to exemplify and highlight good behavior in a corporate setup.
You can have short videos and role-plays portraying scenarios of lack of soft skills, along with the consequences; this will help employees learn better. People are inherently visual beings and with the help of videos, you can help them recall information easily. You could also use videos of experienced employees, sharing their views on a subject matter, which could help new employees in their new roles.
It is a breeze to stimulate learners with high-quality video visuals and audio, which can simplify complex concepts and theories. When the learning process is engaging and interesting, learners are guaranteed to pay attention. However, ensure you set your videos in context, so that learners are aware of what they are watching and why, and the takeaways they are expected to gain. Always remember, videos play the role of an instructor. Ensure that videos are apt and to the context, so that learners do not sense the lack of a trainer.