Did your Company use Remote Learning During the Pandemic?
The pandemic drastically increased interest in remote eLearning because classrooms and offices weren’t safe anymore.
The Lessons We Learned
All of our professional lives were drastically altered as offices became a breeding ground for the disease. “Jonathan Sexton, a researcher at the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, found that places such as refrigerators, drawer handles, faucet handles, push-out exit doors, and coffee pots tend to have the highest concentrations of germs” (Liang, Lu-Hai, 2020). Sexton’s results showed true as the COVID-19 virus ran rampant through office spaces while professionals both young and old came down with the devastating symptoms.
Spray Booth Services LMS, John Baker
“Banning work in centralized offices [wasn’t] just a precaution – offices have been, and are, prime sites for the spread of viruses and bacteria” (Liang, Lu-Hai, 2020). To no one’s surprise, offices were officially closed by mid-April, and the risks of shared workspaces became even more evident as cases decreased. Forced to find new ways to work, we rushed to new remote-work options and adjusted to the best of our abilities. The biggest change, working and communicating through video, challenged us to understand the importance of video. Another thing that changed the eLearning industry was that people learned how much more effective and cost-efficient video eLearning was than one-on-one instructor-led training.
“The Research Institute of America found that eLearning increases retention rates 25% to 60% while retention rates of face-to-face training are very low in comparison: 8% to 10%” (Gutierrex, 2016). To increase retention rates overall, organizations and institutions across the globe have adapted to incorporate video elements in their training since 2000. More than anywhere else, video is infiltrating the traditional forms of learning that businesses have used for decades to train employees. That’s where we come in. Our business increased during the pandemic because everyone was switching to e-learning. We too had to adjust our teaching styles to incorporate remote lesson planning. With clients in Houston, Vegas, and Nashville we had to work with virtual clients to create the training systems that they would use to train employees across the country.
Gone for Good LMS, Reid Husmer
We have worked with companies in a variety of industries to produce video eLearning systems that increased their bottom line and saved them time. We use creative, entertaining video content, ease of accessibility, and standardized testing that transform your learning objectives into an organized, assessable, system that helps you scale your business with no effort.
Amber Wyatt is a writer/producer/director at Kevin Campbell Films and graduate teaching assistant in professional and technical writing in the journalism department at Colorado State University.