Video has truly transformed the world of learning.  Look around you on the bus, the airport lounge or just the nearest teenager with a device.  Video rules the digital highway!
At VidVersity, we want to capture the power of video because it truly is the most effective way to capture assets within your organisation. Expert knowledge, training, product features, specialist experience, external training can all be captured and shared on video.
Let’s look at some real-life examples.

1. Induction.

Induction is repetitive, costly and often delivered frequently to small numbers of staff.  Video your senior staff members on their experience in the workplace, interview recent inductees and capture their advice to new starters and video some key ‘faces’ to know within the organisation.  Capture onscreen processes and create a ready resource for staff to return to any time. Build this into your live program.

2. Support your sales team.

Provide video based updates on new product features.  Video these weekly and deliver to your sales staff.  With VidVersity you can add additional resources such as documents and notes and remove any out of date content at any time.

3. Occupational Health and Safety.

Live training is essential but how do you ensure those with English as a second language have understood the training?  Video your training sessions and with VidVersity create subject matter chapters and provide subtitles or translations.

The possibilities of video are endless and we all carry a powerful device in our pockets.  The iPhone and VidVersity can capture all the expertise floating around your organisation.

This week, I tuned into ABC Radio to hear the marvellous Jean Kitson discussing the importance of educating staff about the challenges of menopause in the workplace – this being one of the last workplace taboos. Why? Because it’s very likely that some of the senior and valuable members of any given organisation may be experiencing the challenging symptoms of menopause and what looks like a person flustered and not in control of the agenda is just a person undergoing a normal and healthy process.

As a society, we have gone some way to breaking down social stigmas and prejudices around gender, sexuality and mental illness but for women experiencing menopause, this can still be an isolating and embarrassing experience. Education is an essential step toward understanding and a supportive workplace means happy and productive staff.

As developers of an online learning tool VidVersity, we want to empower organisations to easily create content within and for their organisations. Health and well-being topics are ideally suited to an online, interactive format. This enables content to be curated in a sensitive way and widely delivered within an organisation.

Video your staff sharing their personal experiences, video experts talking about how individuals are affected by anxiety, depression, pregnancy, menopause, divorce and separation.

Record your senior staff members and your HR team discussing how the organisation supports the staff. Edit the video into easily accessible chapters. Add resources such as web links, printable notes and links to external resources. Provide the opportunity for anonymous user surveys at the end of the course. And remember, the VidVersity platform is designed so even the non-technically minded can utilise it and course content can be created in a matter of hours.

Provide this as part of your annual health and well-being programme, as part of your induction programme or just as a readily accessible resource.

It’s so easy to create this content using video and to deliver this to your staff within your Learning Management System or by simply using a shareable link.

So next time, a woman is looking a little hot and bothered in a meeting, rest assured, she’s not flustered about the meeting, she has that covered. She just might need the air-conditioning on! A little education and understanding will go a long way.

USING TECHNOLOGY TO ADD A NEW HUMAN CONNECTION TO THE LEARNING PROCESS

Use video elearning in your business to flip the classroom

If you are looking for new ways of engaging your learners, particularly in the corporate environment, we can recommend spending 20 minutes checking out Salman Khan’s Ted Talk, “Let’s use video to reinvent education”.

Khan talks about the power of video in teaching and the concept of ‘flipping the classroom’ by using technology to deliver self paced learning BEFORE the class even begins. The teacher comes to class having looked at the analytics of each student’s online learning; where they got stuck, where they needed to go back and review and where they made mistakes.  The live classroom then becomes a very different place. The moment the teacher walks in, he or she knows exactly what the challenges are for each student.

If you’ve ever struggled with High School maths, you know that a small gap in understanding will compound over time.  You can’t simply move on and hope that little gap will make no difference. Khan talks about this as being crucial to success in learning by ensuring each student fully understands each level of learning before progressing to the next.

Let’s apply this to adult learning in a corporate environment.  Offering elearning to adults before a session enables the subsequent live session to be of much greater value.  Learners are all coming to the session on an even footing without embarrassment and are then ready to engage in the next level of learning.

Khan looks at what you are doing with your ‘human time’.  Have a look at your live learning program and how you could use technology to enhance the live experience.  In the corporate environment, there is huge scope for ‘blended’ learning. Use technology to support your live sessions.   Create content which provides the preparatory framework for your session. Introduce your topic, provide the resources and background information.  All your staff then attend the session on the same footing. The live session can then be used to analyse and build on that online framework. Use role play, discussion, analysis, then capture that session and add to the initial online resource.   

The VidVersity course creation tool uses video to create content quickly and easily.  So it also means a live session can be edited and added to the background content to create an ongoing reference and resource for staff.  Contact us to access a trial version of the tool to see how you can introduce video based learning to your team.