The Importance of Using Videos in Online Learning Courses
In recent years, video-based learning has gained momentum like never before and become a widely accepted online learning trend. Its shorter, crispier and engaging nature has made it one of the most popular and effective learning strategies.
This has further made video-based learning a basic requirement. However, many video production companies believe that except a few specialized platforms, videos are not being used to their full potential.
In this article, we will discuss five major reasons why you must start introducing effective videos in your online learning courses and how it can help students learn better.
So let’s get started.
More information in less time
Videos are persuasive and have the ability to condense and convey complex information more efficiently. This leads to faster learning. One of the best tips to help students cope with exam stress is to introduce them to videos that cut down the subject matter effectively and allow them to revise in an interesting manner.
If you are dealing with a long course, don’t panic. Simply separate the subject in short-format videos. This will not bore your audience and also improve the planning of your course.
Video increases knowledge retention
Videos give creators the freedom to use a whole range of visual aids like animation, charts, sound, etc. This will add extra value to your piece and make it refreshing and engaging.
But, remember, it is also very important to stick to the objective of the course while creating videos. You don’t want to bore your viewers or distract them. The best way to do that is by simply editing your videos. Follow a clean editing style to make sure your video sticks to the topic and is interesting.
Empathy and emotional resonance
Creators of educational videos usually avoid adding any emotional touch to them. Our advice is to never underestimate the role of emotions in education. In fact, adding emotions to your videos will allow students to connect and engage with them on a personal level. After all, people remember feelings better than facts.
Today, it is possible for learners to stream high-quality videos from anywhere. They can do so on any computer, tablet or smartphone. This has motivated students to learn from anywhere and at any time.
As a creator, it would be best to add subtitles to your video and optimize the technical aspects of your piece (size or resolution) so as to make it easier for your viewers to download or stream the video and begin learning immediately.
One of the advantages of using visuals is that you can use an image in the video to connect it to the concept. Research suggests that real-world illustrations help students retain information better. Learners want to know that what they are studying has relevance. Hence, when you are making a video for your online course, try to add images or videos of the real-world, which will help bring your course material to life.
Audiences are drawn to well-structured, concisely curated audiovisual experiences. Use this to your advantage and give learners a chance to accomplish their learning goals, and your course a chance to stand apart.