Xmas Special: What can TV teach L&D?

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

In the episode, Tom looks at popular Christmas film ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’ and draws out techniques that are particularly relevant to the use of drama in corporate learning.

Webinar Recording: An introduction to Watch & Learn with Tom Hickmore

Tom Hickmore, Creative Director and Founder of Nice Media, published his debut book this year. The title is ‘Watch & Learn’ and it distills Tom’s 35 years of video-centred learning experience into a pithy 18,000 words. Each chapter has a handy summary (like any good learning) and the book concludes with industry case studies that … Read more

Webinar Recording: How to design creative video content for L&D

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In June 2021 we hosted and recorded a webinar about how to design creative video content for L&D. You can watch it here: In this webinar, our panel of video and learning professionals are going to share how to design creative video content for learning.   Effective video-centred learning comes from combining an understanding of learning theory … Read more

Webinar Recording: 15 essential pre-production tips: How to plan and prepare for a video learning project

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In March 2021 we hosted and recorded a webinar about pre-production in video learning. You can watch it here: In this webinar, our panel of video production professionals are going to distill their many years of experience into a generous helping of video tips. What you do in pre-production will make or break a video … Read more

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

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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: https://vimeo.com/488036372 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.  … 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.

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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