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The L&D Forum

The Power of Video in Learning

Video is an awesome learning tool. It's can be a real, authentic, engaging way of sharing knowledge and stories. Whether we provide video or not in our organisations, our people have been for decades been learning from video. Some of us will remember, back in the day, when our teachers wheeled in the an enormous TV trolley with a VHS (or Betamax if they were that way inclined) clunky video machine. 

But nowadays, things have changed and video is now much easier to create. Take You Tube, for example. There are more than 1 billions users and every day, people watch hundreds of millions of hours on You Tube. The number is reported to be up at least 50% year on year. Half of You Tube views are on mobile devices.

We have smart phones with the ability to record HD quality video wherever and whenever we like. A whole host of video platforms that allow us to host and share our videos, many of them at no cost. There are enterprise solutions that allow us to share videos in our organisations privately away from the public eye. And if we don't go to those lengths, then our own Intranets are usually capable of hosting videos if we talk to our friends in I.T.

It would be great to get a discussion going on video. How do you already use video in your organisations? Or how could you? What questions do you have on video?

Piece by piece, we can learn the skills we need to embrace video in learning. Whether you need help choosing equipment, planning, filming or editing, it's well within your reach. Just let me know what you need help with. Let's get the video conversation going. 

In the meantime, let me share with you the clip below. It's from Jon Kennard at Training Zone. It was one of his trainer's tips series that features on Learning Now TV, the free online TV channel for L&D professionals. He shares some tips on making video. 

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