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Why is Video Based Learning HOT Right Now?


Primarily because it meets today’s training challenges with today’s latest technologies, with significant potential cost savings and increased productivity!

We firmly believe that instructor-led training will always exist and remain the preferred method of training for some, however, for those who cannot afford instructor-led training, prefer to learn at their own pace, just want to learn what they need to know and keep moving, or can’t get away from the busy office for a whole day, instructor-led video based training may be the answer!

What is "instructor-led" video based training?

“Classical” e-learning has a lot of “interactivity”, asking you to point here and click there, but aren´t you too old for that?  Do you really want a computer voice reading a script for you?

With video based instructor-led training, you have a personal coach explaining and demonstrating the task at hand.  You can stop the video, perform the task in the application, and rewind if you want to review.  And you can do all of this without ever leaving the software application!  How is this possible? You can install a small Add-in to the ribbon of Microsoft Office applications and learn how to create a pivot table without ever leaving Excel! This is truly “Workplace Learning”.

Additional Learning Material

You can use the instructors practice files to follow along step-by-step and take a quiz at the end of each module to validate your learning or just learn what you need to know, to stay productive.  If you prefer to learn an entire software application, this can also be done by working through a pre-defined learning path that follows a proven order of topics to learn the application.

  • The solution is only “one click away”
  • Rich search functionality down to a key phrase or spoken word
  • Forward a link “Hey I LIKE this learning nugget. It helped me solve a problem you may also have, or you told me about."
  • Our Microsoft Office Ribbon Integration not only allows you to start your search in any office application (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) but also play the video IN that application. You do not need to stop what you are doing, leave the application, open another application (or find a website), type a username and password (if you can remember it), then navigate between two different windows

Make The Solution Only 1 Click Away

By installing the Microsoft Office Ribbon Integration (which only takes a few minutes), you can start your search in any Office application (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.), and also play the video IN that application. You do not need to stop what you are doing, leave the application, open another application (or find a website or an LMS), type a username and password (if you can remember it), then navigate between two different windows. Just click on the “Performance Support” tab right in your ribbon, type in what you are looking for and watch a 3-5 minute video. Problem solved, now you can get back to work!

Why not just find what you need on YouTube? There might be solution to your challenge out there somewhere, but where is it? You may have to sift through numerous videos, PDF's, PPT slides before you find the one that really solves your problem.  And there are no “Learning Paths” on YouTube to guide you through the challenges of learning new software applications.
 
In addition to the disturbing advertising, YouTube or other video platforms always try to steer you towards a special offer or a new web page.

You can be sure that YouTube tracks your activity, but there is no reporting or statistics made available to you about what you have learned or your employees are learning.

Addressing Corporate Needs

One of the biggest challenges that corporations face when migrating to a new software version is the different levels of knowledge within the workforce.  The days of expensive, time consuming needs analysis and skills gap analysis are over! With today’s technologies, the learner has the power to learn only what they need to know, “exactly” when they need it, and complete tracking and reporting can be made available to each individual learner as well as the person in charge of learning for the company.

With over 20 years of training experience, we know how to explain and deliver training, transfer knowledge and provide performance support, right at the moment of Need. Click <here> to learn more about how the Instant Learning Server™ can help improve your productivity or help get you through that next software upgrade!

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