709 Interactive Video: Creating the Best of All Training Worlds

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, June 9


Lone Star F

Have you ever watched television? If so, you understand the seductive power of video and its ability to engage and sustain our interest. Video can deliver vast amounts of information with phenomenal efficiency. The problem, however, is that video is a one-way medium. Learners remain passive and cannot participate in the rich interactions present in the traditional classroom, which increase both conceptual learning and learning transfer.

In this session, you will learn seven techniques that convert your standard training video into an immersive, integrative learning experience. These techniques include virtual audiences, immersive interactions, embedded LearningLinks, subject-sensitive branching, and community integration. Learn techniques that work together to create a powerful learning experience that can sustain audience interest and increase the chance that your employees will learn and transfer that learning into their daily tasks. You will also examine data showing how interactive video provides greater retention and transfer than either text or standard video technologies.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Seven techniques that can make traditional videos more effective through the use of interaction
  • How you can retrofit these interactions into your existing videos
  • How interactive video techniques produce the highest retention rates in both short- and long-term memory
  • How interactive video can produce the greatest transfer of learning

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
Video samples.

Art Kohn


ASPIRE Consulting Group

Dr. Art Kohn earned his PhD in cognitive science at Duke University and is a consultant with Google, helping the organization develop new programs which train more than 1.2 billion people. Dr. Kohn's professional research explores how to present information in order to maximize learning and memory. He was awarded the National Professor of the Year award from the American Psychological Association and he won a Fulbright Fellowship in cognitive psychology and a second Fulbright Fellowship in distance education. He consults with organizations around the world, helping them modernize and optimize their training programs.

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