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Remote Training Through Video: What it Is and Why Your Business Needs it

19 August 2020
Remote Training Through Video: What it Is and Why Your Business Needs it

What if you could futureproof all of your company's training needs?

Remote training became more popular than ever during the COVID-19 global pandemic. However, the truth is that remote training provides the kind of versatility to bring your company into the 21st century and beyond.

Unfortunately, many businesses don't understand what remote training is and why it's so important. If you're ready to prepare your company for the future, keep reading to discover what remote learning can do for your company!

What Is Remote Training?
Our guide will help you learn why remote online training is so important for your business and your employees. Before we get into that, though, we need to define what remote training actually is.

Strictly speaking, remote training is any form of training or learning that your employees can access remotely. This may come in many forms, but the best remote learning uses high-quality video.

Over time, you and a video professional can develop a library of instructional materials. And the approach will ultimately save your company a lot of money. Instead of providing in-person training multiple times throughout the year, you can use your library of instructional videos to provide standardised training to all of your employees.

Primed for Video
Still wondering why video works so well for remote online training? One of the main reasons is that culturally speaking, most of us are now "primed for video."

Just look at the prominence of streaming services. For entertainment, most people prefer things like Netflix or Hulu to traditional physical media. And services like Tik Tok and YouTube serve as increasingly-important ways to connect people to the world.

In fact, YouTube already serves as a video learning tool all on its own. When a homeowner's refrigerator stops working or their kitchen sink is clogged, they are likely to turn to YouTube to discover how to fix the problem rather than immediately call a professional.

With professional video training, you get the best of both worlds. You'll have a growing library of high-quality instructional videos as well as a generation of workers who are ready and eager to learn from these videos.

Rinse and Repeat
Part of what makes video learning so popular is simple: it is always available. Whenever an employee needs to refresh themselves on an important training topic, they can instantly watch the relevant video all over again.

That sounds simple, but compare that experience to traditional training. In-person training has many benefits, but it may be difficult for workers to remember what they learned several years ago. With video training, those important lessons are always a click away.

The ability to repeatedly view videos will help with the initial training of any skill. And the ability to access those videos at any time will keep those skills sharp from year to year.

Integrating With a Learning Management System
Another great quality of video training is that it plays well with your existing technology and policies. For example, you can easily integrate training videos into your learning management system.

Some LMS features may change from system to system and even version to version. But high-quality training videos are both evergreen and technologically agnostic. You'll be able to use these videos no matter how many times you change your LMS or update your version.

In that way, these training videos are an investment in your company's success. And that investment will pay off by increasing the quality and accuracy of your employees.

The Importance of Screen Capture
What do you think about when you think about learning? Most people flash back to their high school or college days. And students must typically scramble to write down important notes from the teacher's blackboard, hoping all the while that they remember the most important things.

With video training, however, you can leverage the power of screen capture. This lets employees see exactly what they need to do by letting them see what you are doing.

And like we said, employees can pause or rewatch the videos whenever they want. Instead of scrambling to write down important notes, they will have constant access to accurate, step-by-step instructions.

This makes a world of difference when it comes to learning, retention, and subject mastery.

Using Older Materials
Running a successful company is all about maximising your resources. Why reinvent the wheel when you already have a solid training infrastructure in place?

With video training, you can effortlessly integrate older materials with updated instruction and delivery methods. For example, you can convert successful PowerPoint presentations into training videos. And you can bring in successful keynote speeches from previous years into modern videos.

Yesterday's wisdom, today's technology, and tomorrow's innovations. By working with the right video professionals, you can truly create a company like no other.

Remote Learning for Remote Workforces
It often feels like technology is changing the way we live. But the truth is that our lives affect the technologies that we develop and use.

One of the reasons that remote training is more important than ever is that remote workers are more important than ever. While some companies performed better during the COVID-19 pandemic than others, all companies learned the importance of coordinating with remote workers to keep the business productive.

At the end of the day, remote training is a "must-have" for any company. Traditional companies will benefit from this by streamlining their training methods, improving learning and retention, and saving money on employee training.

Meanwhile, fully remote companies can ensure their entire remote workforce receives the same high-quality training. And that means getting the same efficiency and performance from remote workers as you would get from a more traditional workplace.

What's Next for Your Company?
Now you know what remote training is and why it's so important for your company. But do you know who can help create the highest-quality training videos for your company?

We specialise in creating engaging and informative training videos for companies of every size. To see what we can do for you and your workers, come order a custom video today!



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