What if you could give your trainees an online learning experience that was as close as possible to being there in person?

E-Learning courses have come a long way from the days where people read the text and then ticked the multi choice answer box. Online training is becoming more common, less cost prohibitive and far more innovative. As a result, its effectiveness is also increasing.

The point of e-learning is to create an interaction with the content, giving the user more ownership over the learning experience. It also lets users to work at their own pace.

The push back training providers often get when mentioning e-learning is that people don’t want to just read something and answer questions. They argue (quite rightly) that this is not the most effective way to learn. The key to a successful e-learning course is to be able to deliver the same information in a number of different ways to cater to every individual’s learning style and preferred way of receiving information.

Incorporating quality video and photos can go a long way to livening up the experience. By making the content visually appealing it is more likely to stay with the trainee at the time they need to recollect the facts.

Taking things up a notch, however, is the integration of 360 degree video into e-learning courses.

What is 360 degree video?

360 video is video imagery captured through a camera, or set of cameras which all record different angles of the same scene simultaneously. When viewing this video, users can look around the entire scene. It is similar to a virtual reality experience, but doesn’t require a headset. Using a mouse on a desktop or laptop, or by moving a phone or tablet around, the user can look at different views within any given scene.

Why use 360 degree video in e-learning?

Integrating 360 video into learning platform offers an immersive, interactive and memorable experience for the user. It fosters a deeper connection between the learner and the content.

360 video takes the online learning experience to another level, fostering learning in a different and more engaging way. Not only does it deliver information in a highly visual format, it allows the user to control when and where they look. This increased interaction and level of ownership it gives the learner results in a far greater understanding of the topic of the training and better recall when the time comes.

When you factor in the cost comparison between in person and e-learning course delivery, it’s a win-win situation. The cost involved in setting up real-world scenarios for training purpose can be immense. The travel, people-power and time involved can be prohibitive, especially when organisations consider that they are only delivering this experience to a relatively small group. With 360 degree video you can set up or even record a real life scene once, therefore with a one-off associated costs, and have thousands of people learn from it.

Organisations who are passionate about upskilling their people, or educating their communities are increasingly including 360 video within their e-learning offerings. And it’s paying off.

So, if you’re about to start an e-learning project for your organisation, or you think yours could do with an upgrade to make it more impactful and effective, then get in touch.