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Best practices for creating effective learning videos

by | Aug 28, 2023 | DigitalChalk, Tips & Tricks

People prefer learning through videos. 91% of Americans in the 21-29 age group watch videos for learning. Studies have found videos are more engaging and boost retention by 83%.

No training program is complete without video learning. Create them well for the best outcomes. Here are six best practices for creating effective video learning.

  1. Clearly define your learning objectives: Before you start creating your video, make sure you have a clear understanding of what you want your learners to know or be able to do after watching the video.
  2. Keep it short and focused: Avoid trying to cover too much material in a single video. Instead, focus on a single concept or skill and keep the video as short as possible while still covering the material effectively.
  3. Use engaging visuals and graphics: Use visuals and graphics to help illustrate key points and make the material more engaging for learners.
  4. Use an engaging and clear narration: Make sure the narration is clear, concise, and easy to understand. Avoid using jargon or technical terms that may be unfamiliar to learners.
  5. Include interactive elements: Consider adding interactive elements, such as quizzes or polls, to engage learners and reinforce key concepts.
  6. Test and iterate: Test your video with a small group of learners and gather feedback to identify any areas for improvement. Use this feedback to iterate on the video and make it as effective as possible.

By following these best practices, you can create learning videos that are effective at helping learners retain and apply the material.

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