Videos and Micro eLearning: The Connect

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On a normal day as any other, we open the web browsers, check the mails, and then somehow end up on Google’s default page and what do we see? A mini video clip. Inadvertently, we click on the play button, and the video portrays two tennis rackets playing. Interesting…

This 5-10 second clip leads us to the history of Wimbledon. And just like that we are introduced to a new fact- Wimbledon is celebrating its 140th Anniversary. That friends right there, is the power of a short video, the power of Micro eLearning.

We have always emphasized on the power of videos, discussed about its effective use, and shared tips on creating eLearning videos and the same goes for Micro eLearning (read our posts on Micro eLearning- what, why, and how). So, what links them both?

Simple, Video can be considered as the most superior medium to deliver Micro eLearning. Why so, the scenario discussed earlier answers that to a T. But, that’s not all. Here are some other factors that make Videos and Micro eLearning a match made in heaven.

Easy to Create

Have a phone with good recording features? Or a camera? You can create a video, provided you know what you are aiming for. We mentioned this while discussing about the things to focus while creating videos that the focus should be on one topic- just the thing needed for micro eLearning too, be it for introductory purpose or for revision or for performance support.

Easy to Engage

The effectiveness of videos often depends on its length and its initial impact. Both these factors are crucial in case of micro eLearning too. So, a well-designed short and simple video can be considered as an effective Micro eLearning module too.

Easy to Retain

Videos can essentially communicate a lot in a short span of time, provided it has powerful imagery to support it. Combining the powers of visual and auditory learning, videos are powerful tools of learning and add to it the virtue of Micro eLearning, a short video can work wonders.

The best part is that with the availability of modern tools, creating mini videos for micro eLearning is a piece of cake. For starters, all you need is an iPhone and Splice App or any other phone with an editing app. Tools like Powtoon and GoAnimate make creation of animated videos quite simple and many authoring tools allow screen capture to make things even easier.

And if all these seem cumbersome, YouTube is a treasure trove. And at times even snippets of those videos work just fine to deliver just-in-time learning.

Curious about how we create Video-based Micro eLearning? Just drop us a message @ info@knowzies.com and we will get in touch at the earliest.

Author:
Hands-on, dynamic and energetic executive, Amol has a multi-year experience in diverse technology industries and functions, in both Sales and Marketing and Operations. Engineer by graduate and an MBA professional, he started his career in 2004 as a Regional Sales Manager for one of the largest US MNC based out of India continues to live his passion for sales till date. Currently an eLearning and LMS consultant and & Board Member of Knowzies Technology Solutions, his responsibility is to manage the company's growth in the Americas, India and APAC, and encourage its Global expansion through his network of 1000+ qualified Elearning and SaaS experts. Amol is a serial blogger and a have delivered many webinar’s in his past engagements. He likes to write largely about latest eLearning technology trends, mobile learning, and learning technologies. His passion for eLearning makes him the perfect blend for designing solutions for large enterprises especially where the cost is the constraint. Prior to his current venture, Amol had a blast leading the International Business Operations for various leading LMS and eLearning organisations globally. Amol successfully managed a talented pool of professionals and partner companies (Channel network implementation) enabling the acquisition of many leading enterprises. A solid credo in business ethics and knowledge sharing are its key business drivers. He is what the Urban Dictionary would call a straight shooter, enjoys playing cards on the table and doesn't deal with fuss. Big in creating new connections and value to its network (because the network is quite everything), he is hungry for innovation and falls in love for true out-of-the-box thinkers. Cricket and food are superior passions. Loves the family and is blessed with two happening daughters and a caring wife. Over weekends you will find him in kitchen experimenting with new dishes. In case of any queries, you can reach to him on amol@knowzies.com.
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