Earlier this week I was reading a post about the challenges of video-based learning… and it got me thinking about the concerns we often hear and how we help our clients to overcome them.
Lack of Time
We find that if you create bite-size modules learning can be done anytime and anywhere. For instance, when we record a class, workshop and/or event we find it helpful to break-up the content into individual topics. This way a learner can pick the module they want to watch and view it on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
Not Enough Bandwidth
Many video-based systems require a large amount to bandwidth to view the content. However, our technology auto-senses your devices connection and automatically adjusts the bandwidth to the device, so there is very minimal buffering once you start watching.
Breaking down content into bite-size modules is great for the learner, however when it comes time for the end-user to go back and review a certain topic it can be difficult. But depending on the solution you are using this can be relatively easy. Our system allows for the participants to search not only in each presentation by keyword, but also in the course catalog that houses each of the different modules. All powerpoints, slides, text, etc. are Optical Character Recognized (OCR’d) and allows the users the ability to search. Presentations can also be closed captioned which allow for search-ability of the spoken word.
In this day and age organizations want to make sure their contact stays secure and cannot be viewed or downloaded. It is important that sensitive information only be viewed by certain individuals and that the learner only sees the online courses they should see.
Oftentimes organizations are concerned that traditional in-person classroom type of learning is the best for interaction; however interaction can come in many different forms of online learning. You can utilize online learning as a “flipped-classroom”, meaning that the learning takes place online then you use the traditional classroom time to apply the material that was just learned. You could have interaction through chat, blogs, evaluations, Q&A, etc.