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Better Videos, Better Learning
Videos are an excellent way for Learning & Development professionals to create focused micro-learning. Keeping videos short and to the point allows for easier [future] edits and maintaining user attention. Make sure the videos you create are stored in a convenient place and well-organized to ensure that your learners can access the information quickly and easily. Don’t forget to track the number of hits and time spent viewed, so you can measure the success of your training videos and prove to your executive why you need that dedicated studio.
Great advice, and a fun animated ‘video’ example of putting their advice into action. This article isn’t just about video, but more so learner retention, how to design training to meet the ‘mental’ capacity of learners, and how to reinforce classroom training with eLearning, videos, and podcasts.
At heart, learning is action and reflection, and instruction is designed action and guided reflection. As instructional designers, we should be creating learning experiences that are a series of problems supplemented with resources to guide performance and then feedback to refine understanding. Such problem-solving, when evaluated (whether scaffolded with feedback or not, but why would […]
Cathy Moore is brilliant and it seems nearly every post she puts out is spot on and to the point. I can never get enough and wholeheartedly agree with her mission to save the world from boring training. In this post, she touches upon an age-old problem in the learning environment, trying to cram too much information into one ‘sitting.’ A good rule of thumb, if you want your training to have an impact, you need it to be memorable. Anyways, I’ll never put it as eloquently as Ms. Moore, so read on until you’ve had enough.
“You need to eat more!” she says, heaping your plate until it rivals Mount Everest. “Eat! Eat!” We all know the stereotype. Unfortunately, we can find ourselves turning into that stereotype when we feed information to people. “You have to know this!” we say, filling the screen to bursting. “And this! And this!” In scenario-design…