Trainers use video every day, yet video alone is very limited in its ability to provide:
1 – Interesting drag & drop quizzes that engage people and make them think harder
2 – Validation of the training, ie, pass or fail
3 – Input of individual results into your Learning Management System – LMS
4 – Overall instructional design – a guided end-to-end pathway
5 – Bookmarking, so people can learn in their own time
6 – Scoring so you can identify key areas where people are experiencing learning problems
7 – Help screens to explain terminology
8 – Downloadable pdfs, posters & forms, plus any take-home reference material
9 – Email links to further information and support materials on public sites or your intranet.
However when video is developed as part of a training multimedia application, the world literally opens up with numerous creative and structural possibilities that can make your training module decidedly more effective.
Multimedia Video has application in a variety of situations, inc
- Distance learning
- Virtual classroom
- Refresher training
- Best practice
- Customer care
- Blended learning
- Management training
- Online or offline situations
The only limitation of training multimedia video is when a laptop per person isn’t available.
This can happen on, say, building sites, or in instore training rooms where only a DVD player is available.
What else can multimedia video do for trainers?
The reverse also applies.
Many trainers develop elearning applications that are:
> Dull in their repetitive, prescriptive approach
> Hard to understand for EU workers
> Cheap-looking and unimpressive for today’s choosy audiences.
Adding video clips into elearning can literally transform the impact of a fairly static multimedia training module by:
- bringing everyday situations to life
- showing exactly what you mean
- adding full audiovisual impact.
Whether you’re a trainer using multimedia or video – or both, it’ll pay you to understand how they can be combined to deliver more effective & enjoyable validated learning.
You can find more information & samples here