Webinar recording: Video drama in learning – what is it good for?

Drama scenarios are a relatively common feature in learning and development, but poorly executed role-plays with amateur actors has given drama in learning a bad name. When done well, drama video can be one of the most effective ways to emotionally engage learners and impact their future behaviour. On 4th June 2020 we hosted a … Read more

Safeguarding Adults MOOC – Case Study

One of the most rewarding jobs we worked on in 2019 was the development and production of video drama content for a MOOC about Safeguarding Adults for Health Education England. 

In this article I’m going to write a rather fulsome report of the process, as I hope you might be interested in how a video moves from brief, to idea, to script, through to production. 

How involving a video company early will add value to your production

We take pride in designing video solutions that are cost-effective and make the most of any budget, high or low end. In this article I outline some of the more common risk points in a video production and show the flip side – how involving a production company at an early stage can add value.

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The Value of Video in Learning

“It’s not the medium, it’s what you do with it.”

That’s what L&D experts have been saying in social media lately, and I 100% agree.  A haiku can be just as immersive as VR, depending upon the audience, and how good the poem is.

But all media have intrinsic strengths and we’ve been researching the evidence for the strengths of the various forms of video when deployed in a learning context.

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The Case for Video Drama in Learning

woman looking thoughtful

People can’t absorb information effortlessly, it takes hard work and application.  It is said.  But drama allows you to “effortlessly” walk through a learning dialectic as you look through the eyes of characters in a conflict.  Drama can be visual, but more importantly it’s emotional. Danish educational theorist Knud Illeris says genuine learning involves a subjective … Read more

Dramatic Storytelling

Blonde woman from 1700

As part of my drive to share the tools of my trade with learning designers in this blog I’ll lay out the principles of the main story paradigm described by Aristotle and used in Hollywood.  What’s important to know about this structure is that it’s evolved over centuries to model a journey of personal growth.  … Read more

Can a video drama impact behaviour change in an organisation?

Behaviour change is really the end goal for L&D professionals. Learning can only add value when employees not only absorb knowledge, but take incentive to apply it positively in their role. Looking at the L&D landscape and beyond to our digital lives, video is a clear frontrunner in providing a learning format which is engaging and digestible.

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