Video is becoming more and more prevalent in the eLearning sector with millions of online tutorials to be easily accessed online with little or no cost.
This allows the learner to learn at their own pace and even to pause or go back over something that has been missed.
Video also adds a personable feel to the lesson and makes it informal allowing the user to relax which is very important when learning.
“while video can be used to put across more general principles as well as to deliver presentations, discussions and documentaries, it’s at its best when it’s showing you how to do something. And not surprisingly, that’s what most of those YouTube videos do.”
Video can also be used alongside many reflective forms of media such as books, pdfs and web articles. Bring forums into the mix and the learner can get feedback or ask questions about sections which might be difficult or harder to understand