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Retention issues in learning

Retention in learning is a real issue. As educators we must be aware of this and have strategies. Here Natalie Wieland an educator at Melbourne Law School and founder of VidVersity discusses why retention is so important.

Example of using VidVersity at Melbourne Law School

In this video Natalie Wieland explains how she is using VidVersity as part of her teaching at Melbourne Law School.

Creating a video with your phone is easy. Learn how.

In this short video Natalie Wieland shows you how easy it to create a video using your phone.

I don’t have an LMS, can I still get learner analytics?

Problem: A client or ours wanted to deliver interactive videos to their staff for professional development. They were running face to face seminars but they wanted to repurpose these seminars for staff who could not attend in person. They needed the videos to be edited and interactions added such as quizzes to meet to requirements of the governing body.  The client did not have a learning management system, however they wanted to get some basic learner analytics. The main learner analytics they needed was who had completed the courses and who had not. Further, they did not have in-house video editing expertise or an e learning developer. They did have access to Rise Articulate but they wanted to courses to be video based and further, they wanted the videos securely hosted and tracked.

Solution: Using the VidVersity Foundry Share Link Registered User feature, they could upload all the learners details, first name, last name and email address. Then once they had created engaging interactive content the client using VidVersity sent an invitation to all the learners to complete the course. The learner clicks on a link and once they have verified their email address they can commence the course. The administrator can get basi learner analytics by tracking when the videos were viewed and whether the course has been completed. The learner analytics data could then be uploaded to an LMS if the client decided to go down the LMS route at a later date.

LMS: None

Written by Natalie Wieland former lawyer who has worked in Learning and Development for 15 years and co-founder of VidVersity.

Using video for teaching and assessing remotely

Using video for teaching and assessing remotely

Problem: This client was required to teach learners all over the world and in particular in remote regions. They also needed to assess a lot of the learners work. It is an agricultural business and requires a lot of practical skills training and demonstrations which proved to be very challenging due to the remoteness of the learners. So they were looking for a way to use video for the teaching and deliver via their LMS. They also needed to track the progress of the learners.

Solution: They now have all their educators building teaching material with VidVersity creating video for teaching and controlling their material including keeping it up to date and dynamic. They found traditional text based learning was not a great way to teach practical skills: changing a horse shoe, operating a quad bike safely etc.

They are also using VidVersity Benchmark so their learners can submit video assessments straight from their mobile phones. They were very worried with old online text based methods of assessment because their assessment really requires ‘doing’, but due to geographical challenges it was impossible to send someone on site to assess demonstrations. Time differences were also a real challenge. Now the students can video themselves out in the field and send back to the teacher.

For more information on video for teaching click here.

LMS: Canvas

Written by Natalie Wieland former lawyer who has worked in Learning and Development for 15 years. Contact us for more information.

Re-purposing webinars with an online video education platform

Problem: This client was running monthly product update webinars, to keep their sales team up to date with their product range. Their staff are geographically scattered around Australia, and much of the workforce is part time. They have been recording the webinars so they are available to everyone,  but they quickly learned no one had been watching them. So the client wanted to use an online video education platform to deliver the recorded webinars, in a more interactive way.

Solution: The client investigated a number of online video education platforms, and found VidVersity was the one that ticked all their boxes. Some of their key requirements that VidVersity was able to deliver on were:

  • they needed to be able to deliver in their existing LMS using SCORM;
  • they need the videos to be hosted in a secure environment – VidVersity hosts all their content in AWS;
  • they need the hosting and delivery included in the price so they could clearly budget the entire project;
  • they needed an editing tool that was was easy to use;
  • they need to make the videos more engaging by breaking into chunks and adding additional content such as links to products updates.

This client has been uploading their recorded webinars ( in MP4 format) and uploading to VidVersity. Then using VidVersity they have been editing the recording, breaking into chunks, adding quizzes, adding links to key documents and publishing in their LMS using SCORM. They said for each webinar that is recorded it takes about 1 hour to have it edited and published. They are not only getting great feedback from the staff, they are getting great data from their LMS on who has been viewing, which chapters they have viewed.

Written by Natalie Wieland former lawyer who has worked in Learning and Development for 15 years and is the co-founder of VidVersity.

 

Creating quality online learning using video has been difficult

Current options present significant challenges in creating highly effective online learning. And it’s still far too complex, time-consuming and costly to turn your videos into an online course that delivers quality learning outcomes. In most cases, an eLearning developer has to take over and spend many hours creating the courses, adding significant time and cost. These factors all combine to impose huge barriers to creating online learning and keeping it updated.