Thursday, 21 November 2013

Using Video for Your Learning Needs (Why should i use Video and What should i do after participants have viewed the Video?)

Hi there,
As our Malaysian training market moves towards the end of Year 2013, I am sure many of you as customers (buyers of training) and trainers (sellers of your training) would like to know how to innovate new and latest learning strategies to welcome Year 2014.
TLMM helps customers and trainers to look towards innovation and we have a research team that aggressively research content in overseas markets.  Here are our findings on our title above.
Top 2 Reasons of Using Video for Your Learning Needs
If you take a look are the demographics of your learners (participants) in your organization, you will notice that majority of them comes from Gen X and Millennials,  Using images as an engagement tool can certainly increase the interest of every learner in your organization.  So here are our reasons and we hope you can start emphasizing to your trainers to use at least 1 video during his or her trainings.
1. Effectiveness of learning modality using memory of the images seen during the video
2. Higher Engagement of learners after the video
7 Interactive Ways - after participants have seen the Video
  • Quizzes. This can be a tool to motivate participants by offering awards to the highest scorers or the most improved scores.
  • Small group discussions. This is a good way for knowledgeable veteran employees to pass on their experience to newer employees.
  • Case studies. By analyzing real job-related situations, employees can learn how to handle similar situations.
  • Active summaries. Create small groups and have them choose a leader. Ask them to summarize the videos major points and have each team leader present the summaries to the class. Read aloud a prewritten summary and compare this with participants’ impressions.
  • Q & A sessions. Informal question-and-answer sessions are most effective .
  • Question cards. After the video, ask participants to write questions on the subject matter. Collect them and conduct a quiz/review session.
  • Role-playing. By assuming roles and acting out situations that might occur in the workplace, employees learn how to handle various situations before they face them on the job. Role-playing is an excellent training technique for many interpersonal skills, such as customer service, interviewing, and supervising.
These tips are adopted from the internet and modified to fit our Malaysian Training Needs.

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