5 Reasons To Record Online Training Sessions
Webinars, online conferences, and virtual classrooms are some of the best ways to deliver online training to corporate learners. However, these sessions are a waste if they are not recorded, since all the learners won’t remember everything that was taught during the session. Recorded lectures can help the learners understand the course content anytime they want and not just make them learn things for the sake of it.
The best way to make the recordings easily accessible to the learners is to create an archive or library of these recordings with the help of a web conferencing tool like Adobe Connect, which has in-built options for recording a live training session and saving it as a resource.
Here’s why you should be recording your online training sessions;
Adds values to the course
Recorded online training sessions can add a lot of value to online training courses. With recorded training sessions, you can create a self-paced video course for your corporate learners so that they can access the information taught in the session at any time they want.
Combining the recorded sessions as an extra resource with text-based course material and useful links, you can enhance the learning experience for the learners. The instructor-led sessions can add a human touch to the course which will ultimately make your learners feel more connected to the material.
Gives the learners flexibility
Recorded online training sessions can be accessed at any point of time, from anywhere by the learners. This allows flexibility in the learning process. Not every person is the same. People have different things to deal with and they learn at different paces. Recording the training sessions can cater to the many diverse needs of your learners.
For example, there might be some corporate learners who couldn’t attend an important session because of personal emergencies. So when you record the sessions and create a library of the recordings in a web conferencing tool, you make sure that these learners don’t miss the valuable training material since they can get access to the session at their own time.
Similarly, there might be learners who struggle with understanding the session contents. These learners can especially benefit from the recorded lectures as they can refer to them as many times as they want and watch them till they fully understand them.
More personalized experience
Different learners have different learning styles. Simply put, people have their own unique needs and requirements when it comes to learning and retaining knowledge. Recording your training sessions can help the learners learn at their own pace and style.
For example, the auditory learners who have to focus more on the audio than the video to learn something, can refer to the audio of the recorded session first and then refer to the video at their own pace.
Similarly, the visual learners can benefit from the rich graphics, slideshows, and other visual elements used in the session. Even the kinesthetic learners can access the recording in the comfort of their own homes and fidget as much as they need to learn.
Recording your sessions and providing their access to the learners through a digital tool can be one of the best ways to make learning a little more personal, thus, engaging.
Flipped class model
Recorded sessions can be used to create a flipped classroom model for training. A flipped classroom is basically when the learners are given material beforehand so that they can study it at home and come to the class/session with their basics already covered.
Combining a training session recording with debates, discussions, and Q/A activities in the classroom can do wonders to increase the engagement of the learners. This model enables learners to participate actively in the activities since they have their bases covered with the priorly sent recording of the training session.
Offers the advantage of analytics
Measuring the enthusiasm and interest of learners is a difficult task. Some learners are capable of looking interested even when they have mentally disengaged from the session and are no longer listening to the session. Recorded training sessions can help measure these elements to an extent. For example, you upload a training video session and then you can track how many learners are watching and how frequently are they watching. You can also get more specific data like when they are stopping the video or which parts of the video are getting replayed again and again.
This information is valuable because with this kind of data you can decide what is working and what isn’t. This will help you eventually make better content for your training.
When you record your training session, you make the most out of the session. Not just while it is taking place, but the learners can learn from the session even after it has ended. To record the most important training sessions can be done easily with the help of a web conferencing tool or an LMS with a built-in video recording option. The recorded lectures can be stored in a virtual archive for the learners to access and use.