An e-learning video can be an instructional designer’s best friend. Producing a quality e-learning video can be relatively easy. It’s readily available to a wide audience. It demonstrates skills in real time fashion. And it has an evergreen shelf life.
How to Make an E-learning Video Stand Out
Start with the end in mind. What is your goal? What do you want learners to walk away with after participating in your e-learning video? Once you understand your goal, it’s time to design using key concepts to bring out your information in a logical, organized, and visually appealing manner, a manner that will tap into your learner’s senses.
Tap Into the Senses with an E-learning Video
To tap into the senses, an e-learning video must engage, must stimulate, and must create a desire in the learner’s mind to understand the information you’re presenting. For this to happen, an e-learning video should be produced with a few elements in mind.
Elements of an Effective E-learning Video
Panopto Blog wrote an interesting article on Five Tips for Making a Better E-Learning Video. They shared several key concepts to help keep learners engaged. They recommended the following for e-learning videos:
- Keep learners engaged
- Provide learners with an environment that is interactive
- Visually appeal to a learner’s senses through variety in color, content, and imagery
- Demonstrate key concepts by showing instead of just telling
- Deliver accessibility across multiple platforms
- Offer captioning for those who are hearing impaired
Do you have tips and tricks on how to create an effective e-learning video? We’d love to hear them. Please share them in the comments below.