Every $1 spent on e-Learning results in $30 in productivity gains.
That’s the finds of a recent IBM report. One of the foundational tools of e-Learning is video. This tool has been made even more powerful by the introduction of interactive video. Interactive video accelerates the learning process by improving retention and helping the learner to identify which areas that they need to focus on. Here we will look at five of the key benefits that interactive videos have over traditional video for e-Learning.
#1 improved engagement and retention
In an eLearning program for IBM managers it was found that the participants learned almost five times as much material, compared to traditional learning methods, with no additional time spent training. Interactive video provides the ability to provide frequent testing. Quizzes can be integrated immediately following each new piece of information introduced. This can have significant impact on retention shifting new information to the student’s long term memory.
#2 Reduced Costs
Interactive is the cost effective way to deliver training. Using interactive training will either reduce, or even remove, the need for an actual trainer. Interactive training can be used at the student’s convenience reducing absence from work. According to Brandon Hill study, delivering interactive learning requires 40 – 60% less employee time than if the same content was delivered in a classroom setting.
#3 Identifying challenges
Because testing is integrated into the video there is immediate feedback for the student where they need to spend more time. Reports can also be easily generated so that the trainer / supervisor are able to assess where they may need to provide more support. This avoids the participants in the course from moving forward without fully understanding and retaining the information.
#4 Customized training
No two learners are alike. Interactive video provides a way to customize the course for the needs and existing knowledge of the learner. Information that the learner already knows can be quickly passed through or skipped altogether. This frees up time for material where the learner may require more study.
#5 Animations to communicate visual concepts
Some material is either too abstract or too large in scale to be communicated in a classroom setting. However, with an interactive video these concepts can be communication visually through 2D or 3D animation. This can include schematics, building plans, or abstract ideas.
Interactive video can enhance virtually any learning program. If you have material which is essential to communicate clearly, cost effectively and in a way which maximizes retention, then interactive video is a solution you should consider. If you would like free advice about interactive video works call us on 0203 637 1467 or use the contact form below.