The term ‘video training’ today has a broad definition, extending from narrated computer screen demonstrations, to online webcasts, to high-definition broadcast quality programs, to web-based interactive multimedia courses. But these are distinctions of technology; what each of these types of video training share is that they are programs.
Video training provides consistency in presentation, but there are a range of options for producing and delivering this training. Traditional, television-style “video” is a good way to demonstrate and motivate. There are also production tools to demonstrate software online. And other tools that facilitate adding interactivity to engage learner interest and help assess learning results.
The decision about what technology to use starts with two questions:
- What is the instructional goal?, and
- What resources are available to produce the program?
The instructional goal will determine program content. Available resources will determine how the content can best be presented and delivered. Read more…