What can TV teach L&D? Ep. 2 – It’s a Sin

Tom Hickmore, It's A Sin

This is the second episode of ‘What can TV teach L&D?’ from video learning specialist Tom Hickmore.

In the series, Tom looks at popular TV shows and draws out techniques that are particularly relevant to the use of drama in corporate learning. This episode is about It’s A Sin.

How recorded video content can enhance remote training delivery

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In this post, I outline some of the best ways that recorded video can be used to enhance live, remote, online training delivery. I delve into the types of video best suited for this purpose and look at the benefits of utilising video content in this context.

Webinar Recording: How interactive video can supercharge your learning

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In December 2020 we hosted and recorded a webinar about interactive video. You can watch it here: Our usual experience of video is passive; we sit back, watch and wait to be entertained or educated. Interactive video learning creates an active experience – putting the learner in control and asking them to make decisions.  In … Read more

Webinar Recording: Talking heads – getting more from less

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In Nov 2020 we hosted and recorded a webinar about Talking Heads video. You can watch it here: The talking head interview is a simple format that, from a technical point of view, is easy to master.  But working with this simple building block a surprising amount can be achieved.  Using case studies, this webinar will show you in-depth … Read more

Webinar Recording: Why drama video is the best way to challenge unconscious bias.

In July 2020 we hosted and recorded a webinar about drama video and unconscious bias. You can watch it here: The webinar explores: An understanding of how drama video can challenge unconscious bias An insight into the scripting and filmmaking techniques that work Case study examples of drama being used to challenge unconscious bias The … Read more

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

Retention study using video plus AI-generated retrieval practice

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The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of traditional training videos versus the effectiveness of using a video alongside with AI technology (Total Recall). The Total Recall option involved chunking the training video into easily digestible clips and punctuating those clips with AI generated retrieval questions.

Video + AI = Total Recall

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Total Recall is a simple formulation which challenges the usual way we think of eLearning. The video below explains how it works, and shows it in action. Total Recall combines video’s strengths in visual learning with the conceptual learning power of a unique artificial intelligence-powered system. But what does this actually mean?  In terms of … Read more