Friday, April 12, 2013

Four Ways to Use Video in e-Learning


This post was originally published on the Daily Mindflash blog. Included here is the lead and a link to full post.

Read. Click Next. Read. Click Next. Skim. Click Next. Click Next. Click Next.

Admit it. This is the way most of us take self-paced e-learning courses. Too often the e-learning we take contains nothing more than text on a slide, an irrelevant graphic, and on some occasions, audio narration. Not only is this not effective, but it makes e-learning predictable and boring. By slide three, we start clicking next before the narration is even complete.

It is unfortunate, but sometimes expediency wins the day, and learning designers just “get the content out there” under a tight deadline. The problem is, more often you release boring e-learning, the more likely that people will no longer want to complete your training, and you will lose credibility.

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