Learning Through Video: Simulation Training
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Video learning is when workplace training content delivered through video modules.
Specifically for simulation training through video, almost all industries can benefit from video. Examples include:
- Simulations are perfect for teaching complex tasks or abstract processes
- Prepares learners to recognize their surroundings quickly
- Simulation videos create knowledge reinforcement.
- Teaches hazardous functions in a safe and controlled manner
- Helps to cut costs of in-person or ILT training
Video is one of the best training tools, but only if it’s done well.
At Roundtable Learning, we’ve worked with a diverse client base from across the globe to develop effective video learning activities for their workforce. We’ve seen firsthand the benefits that this learning modality brings to employee learning and development.
This article will define video learning, explore the benefits of video learning, and provide examples of video learning for simulation training.
What Is Video Learning?
Video learning is when workplace training content delivered through video modules. Whether you have one video or an entire learning series, video learning is effective when you want to provide consistent training to your entire workforce.
Some video learning examples include:
- Capturing technical processes for employee training videos
- Recording instructor-led training sessions for non-attendees
- Creating instructional videos for onboarding programs
Keep in mind that video learning may not be the best fit for every training topic, for abstract concepts like soft skills, we recommend a more immersive experience, which you can achieve with instructor-led training (ILT) or virtual reality.
Benefits Of Video Learning
Video learning comes with the following benefits:
- Helps learners retain information at higher levels
- Boosts attendance
- Increases a learner’s chance for success
- Works across any generation
- Utilized across any industry
Learners are likely to watch a short, engaging video before clicking to the next slide in your eLearning course, especially if that video begins playing automatically.
Based on pre- and post-assessments of learners, we know that video helps learners to retain information at a higher level than a slide with text or a PDF handout. Coupled with built-in knowledge checks and measurement tools, knowledge retention from video courses increases even more.
We create simulation training videos using everything from GoPros to 360 Video to help our clients’ learners achieve mastery of their trades. Simulation training, such as the video course we created below, is specifically helpful for teaching new skills to a mobile workforce.
Use Cases For Video Learning Through Simulations
Almost all industries can benefit from simulation training through video.
- Simulations are perfect for teaching complex tasks or abstract processes that are difficult to communicate with just words on a screen.
- Using real environments, such as a factory floor, prepares learners to recognize their surroundings quickly.
- When combined with interactive simulated tasks, such as the example below, simulation videos create knowledge reinforcement.
- Simulations provide the ability to teach hazardous functions in a safe and controlled manner.
- Simulations can help you cut costs of in-person or ILT training. Flying your learners to a training environment can quickly become expensive. In many cases, an immersive eLearning experience with simulation videos can extend the life of your training and save you money.
Are You Ready To Learn Through Video?
In this article, we’ve reviewed what video learning is, its benefits, and real-world applications of video learning across industries.
Contact us today if you’d like to learn more about how simulation training can save money, enhance safety and efficiently, and build a smarter workforce.