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This is the final presentation in the “Blended Learning” series.
We will be discussing four important uses of video after an in-person training session.
For more information, the first two presentations can be accessed through the link on your screen.
Research has shown that the “rate of assimilation” of information decreases by more than 50% within a 20 minute period.
The rate then drops to 80% after 24 hours.
In a month, if no action is taken to help reinforce the learner’s memory, they will have forgotten everything.
In order to avoid this, measures that enhance learner’s retention of material must be implemented.
It is therefore crucial to record a summary of key points for learners to access after training has ended.
This will help avert the total loss of information obtained during the training.
The video must be brief, as studies show that one’s memory is limited.
The learners’ attention span naturally drops after about 10 minutes and tends to drop even faster with online content.
By recording 5-10 key points of the training, the learner can access the necessary information within minutes.
This greatly enhances the effectiveness of your training by boosting the learner’s memory
Videos are also a good way to lead a community of learners and encourage interaction with instructors and experts.
Learners can, for example, ask questions online.
Then the instructor can answer all of the learners’ questions in a short video and broadcast it directly to the whole community.
This way, you can promote the exchange of ideas and long term knowledge acquisition.
In addition, everyone saves time.
The instructor or expert does not need to repeat themselves several times, and learners can efficiently access the answers to their questions whenever needed.
After a training session, learners do not always see the immediate application of the new material.
They sometimes don’t use the information for several months and can forget important concepts.
To help your learners put training concepts into action, it is important to show them concrete examples of successful application.
Interview a learner who is able to effectively use the new knowledge and ask them to share the details of how it helps their job performance.
By sharing positive testimonials, you can encourage other employees to apply the training in their daily work.
Highlight the benefits of the training and motivate new employees to follow.
Your employees must be constantly learning and developing new skills in order to progress and improve their results.
However, they do not always know where to begin or how to move forward.
That is why it is important to offer them insight with a post-training video.
Similar to Netflix, which recommends relevant content and shares teasers with it’s users, videos are a great platform for instructors to recommend additional trainings.
These videos can then be automatically sent to trainees after the successful completion of in-person training to promote a continuous learning process and better retention of material.
This concludes our series on using videos as part of training in blended learning.
For more information, please feel free to contact us.
Blended Learning: Importance of Videos in Pre-Training
Blended Learning: Reinforcing In-Person Training
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