eLearning Video Production & Streaming
e-Learning video streaming is all about education, and the ability to connect teachers, lecturers, corporate trainers or other educators with students or employees via a video or audio platform.
e-Learning is the virtual alternative to instructor-led, classroom-based learning methods. It can be used as the only instructional route, or as part of a blended learning approach where webinars or e-Courses may be offered to support face-to-face learning environment such as training rooms, schools, colleges or corporate boardrooms.
There are different methods and protocols that can be used for accessing and producing content for eLearning videos, and the choice will depend upon the type of material to be broadcast, for example:
- Live tutorials
- Interactive webinars
- Pre-recorded educational videos
- How-to tutorials
- Controlled access eLearning
- Corporate training
- Video conferencing
What are the benefits of e-Learning video streaming for educators?
Whether educators are producing screencasts or eCourses, live corporate training video or how-to tutorials, e-Learning video streaming is opening new doors for education.
The use of mobile devices, increased bandwidth and lower latency speeds all contribute to the digital revolution, and have delivered opportunities for learning that have greater flexibility than ever before.
Tailored and focussed material
One of the key advantages for educators today is that the feedback means that they can tailor and focus content more accurately, and give ‘learners’ what they really want. These types of learners will typically be self-paced and motivated, and will access the content they want, when they want it.
Faster delivery cycle
eLearning has a much faster delivery cycle than classroom-based learning, which can lead to a reduced learning time overall. Corporate eLearning reduces training time and cost, and can offer the learner a chance to place additional focus on the training they need, skimming over the parts that they know well. E-Learning requires no physical training space, and the trainers do not need to schedule classes, speeding up the process significantly.
In a corporate training scheme, e-Learning delivers many opportunities to lower training costs, including:
- Reduced training time
- The elimination of dedicated training or conference facilities
- No travel expenses
- No course materials
Famously, McDonalds saved up to £5 million with eLearning over 2 years. Often, corporate training takes place away from the business, and this leads to additional expenditure for accommodation and subsistence, as well as taking the employees out of the business for training.
Many online eLearning courses are free, or available at a reasonable cost. For students of all ages, this can make the difference between gaining the education or not.
Better pass rate
Educators enjoy a higher pass rate of students using eLearning video streaming.
According to recent, professional research, e-Learning achieves (on average) better scores and higher pass rates than traditional class-based courses. There is also evidence that long-term information retention is increased via eLearning, and this has been linked to the removal of the distractions that traditional learning presents.
Of course, there is also an environmental element to e-Learning video streaming that cannot be overlooked. Organisations and individuals can reduce their carbon footprint significantly by implementing eLearning methods and reducing travel, physical course materials and the need for dedicated learning and training spaces, facilities and equipment. These issues matter most to organisations taking their Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy (CSR) and environmental impact/carbon footprint seriously.