How to Learn More at Work Through Video

How to Learn More at Work Through Video

Most people learn better visually. That's a fact. Visual or 'spatial' learners comprise around 65 percent of the population, making video an effective way to teach complicated concepts in the workplace.

It all happens in the brain. A link exists between visual stimuli and emotions and memories form when the two intertwine. That means most people are more likely to remember content presented in videos than text.

A lot of that has to do with how humans comprehend information. People process visuals 60,000 times faster than written language, which the brain decodes sequentially.

Learn how videos improve workplace training and how a video platform like Viostream results in better learning outcomes.

Related Reading: How to Successfully Implement Remote Training With Online Video

What Is Learning in the Flow of Work?

To understand how video can promote learning objectives, consider a concept called 'learning in the flow of work.' Industry analyst and researcher Josh Bersin coined this idea. It suggests that learning can only happen if it fits around an employee's working life. Educational content, therefore, should be on-demand, accessible, and carefully curated. When you improve the learning in the flow of work, you can increase learning engagement, knowledge retention and overall productivity in the workplace.

Learning in the flow of work theorizes that employees don't have time to learn new concepts because they are often busy with other day-to-day tasks. That's why online training should be readily available, convenient, and relevant. Otherwise, trainees won't engage with content.

Related Reading: The Pros and Cons of Using Video in Teaching

Why Is Learning in the Flow of Work Important?

This concept refers to making employees more productive. When you make content available in one place, trainees can access resources that achieve job-related goals. They don't have to ask managers for information about specific tasks and can develop skills and knowledge at their own pace.

Improving learning in the flow of work also suits remote teams that can't attend training. Delivering content to employees in various locations can boost productivity across your organization and improve the learning culture in various departments.

Technologies That Improve Learning in the Flow of Work

Two technologies might improve learning in the flow of work: corporate learning management systems and video platforms.

Corporate Learning Management Systems

A corporate learning management system (LMS) is a platform that centralizes an organization's training resources so employees can access the learning materials they require in one place. Employers upload content to the system, track employees who use it and provide feedback about training progress. The problem is, the majority of LMSs only have capabilities for text-based content and not visual materials such as videos. As previously mentioned, most of the population are visual learners, making an LMS ineffective for most employees if it does not have a video component as well.

Video Platforms

Video platforms provide an alternative to the traditional LMS. They allow employers to upload videos about a range of training topics and share these with employees across departments. Alternatively, organizations can broadcast live streams and improve learning outcomes. You can still track employees and generate learning analytics about how viewers access and engage with your content.

Video platforms could be more effective for training because research shows:

  • Videos improve retention. In one study, subjects retained 95 percent of the information in a video compared to 10 percent in a text document.
  • Videos have an extremely high engagement rate. Only six percent of people say they never pay attention to training videos.
  • Video content has a high success rate. In fact, video is 1,200 percent more successful than other types of content.

Related Reading: The Pros and Cons of Virtual Training

How Viostream Can Help

Viostream can help you improve learning in the flow of work. Unlike learning management systems, it lets you host, share and track videos across your organization and enhance training outcomes for employees. You can keep all training videos in one central location, freeing up time and labor.

Viostream also integrates with any LMS system, so you can improve educational outcomes with both visual and traditional learning resources.

Here are some other Viostream features for learning and development:

  • Accessibility features such as audio descriptions, subtitles and closed captioning
  • Access controls that let you manage who views your training content
  • Video metrics that reveal your most popular and shared videos
  • Video playlists for specific employees and teams
  • Branded video galleries
  • Live streaming
  • Embedded videos
  • Advanced security that you won't find on free video platforms like YouTube
  • The latest audio and video playback technology
  • An easy-to-use interface
  • A simple pricing model

Viostream makes learning and development more accessible, convenient and successful. Use it to share training content with team members and improve learning standards across your organization. Reach out to a member of the Viostream team to discuss your video hosting needs.  

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Stuart Auld
Stuart Auld
Stuart Auld (Head of Infrastructure) is a multi-disciplinary engineer with broad-ranging experience at executive level delivering operational best practice across customer engagement, technology, change management and process improvement.
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