Why Video Is Great for eLearning

Fun fact: Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it in a text[1]. Pair these numbers with video’s growing traffic, and you will understand why video has become such a popular eLearning format.
But why is eLearning with video so effective in the first place? Here are a number of reasons:

  • Different people absorb information in different ways; Some of us learn better by listening, others by watching. Video empowers a combination of audio and visual at the same time, creating a multi-sensory learning experience.
  • Videos can be played over and over again, allowing viewers to practice spaced repetition, which is one of the more effective memorization techniques available[2].
  • Video is 5x more engaging than photos, according to a Facebook research[3].
  • Videos can be transcribed and translated into multiple languages using AI technology, allowing institutions to bring people together and reach new demographics from all around the world.
  • Using a centralized video portal students to access their entire video repository through one single point of entry.

Using Video in eLearning

Using videos and rich media for eLearning seems to pay off: Studies confirm eLearning takes 40-60% less time[4]  and increases retention rates by 17-50% compared to face-to-face training[5] .And that’s not all: Companies can save an immense amount of capital by incorporating eLearning into their business processes.
Nevertheless, eLearning cannot thrive on its own and requires an enabler to administer all educational resources. This enabler is called an LMS (Learning Management System). LMS is a software application which empowers centralized administration, documentation, tracking, and delivery of all educational resources. One of the more popular LMSs was introduced to the marked in 2002 under the name Moodle.

Moodle Presents: eLearning at Its Best

Moodle is an open-source, free LMS. It’s mainly used for distance education, flipped classroom, and similar eLearning projects in schools, universities, workplaces, and other sectors.
Administrators, teachers, and students use the platform for different needs: An administrator can, for example, create and manage courses for teachers while a student can take classes, access learning material, contact the teacher or fellow students, etc.  Moodle has become the most popular open-source LMS in the world. These days it has more than 60.000.000 users in 65.000 schools and 216 countries around the world. According to studies[6], Moodle’s implementation in universities results in a significant increase in students’ performance.

movingimage Moodle Plugin

As part of movingimage’s video vision, the company seeks to equip companies and corporations across different verticals with powerful video capabilities, allowing them to unlock a host of video experiences, from livestreaming to onboarding, social intranet, and, of course, corporate learning.
movingimage Moodle plugin is a manifestation of that video-for-all vision: It’s an easy-to-install, easy-to-use plugin that allows users to access movingimage videos and incorporate them into Moodle LMS to support various eLearning activities. The plugin offers a Moodle SSO (Single sign-on) to empower easy access to the app with one set of login credentials. Simply install the plugin, access Moodle and click on the movingimage icon to incorporate any of your videos into a Moodle page.

Want to install the plugin and use it in conjunction with Moodle? Contact us today!

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About movingimage

movingimage is the leading provider of secure enterprise video platforms for international enterprises. In 2018 it was recognized as the Enterprise Video Platform with the “highest ability to execute” by the global research and advisory firm Gartner. movingimage is based in Berlin and has locations in Tokyo, New York, and San Francisco. The movingimage cloud-based solution empowers companies to manage their videos centrally and stream them in the highest quality available and on any device. The platform merges seamlessly with existing IT landscapes—including systems for content, digital asset, and product information management—while safeguarding impeccable security standards. More than 500 companies have already put their trust in movingimage, among which are 20 DAX-listed corporations such as Volkswagen, Allianz, and Bayer.

[1] https://www.wirebuzz.com/video-marketing-statistics/
[2] https://www.dartmouth.edu/~cogedlab/pubs/Kang(2016,PIBBS).pdf
[3] https://tubularinsights.com/facebook-users-video-more-engaging-images/
[4] http://www.elearninglearning.com/brandon-hall/statistics/?open-article-id=6114390&article-title=the-business-case-for-online-training&blog-domain=kdplatform.com&blog-title=association-elearning
[5] The research institute of America
[6] https://bit.ly/2VImRS9