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Integrate Learn Now Videos into Your Educational Delivery Plan

Learn Now videos can be a popular tool for sharing your educational content. Understand what Learn Now videos are and how you can utilize them to enhance your product offerings to appeal to various learning preferences.

Learn Now videos can easily expand the number of people you reach with critical information and knowledge, and also provide a powerful tool to manage the routine inquiries that come across your desk.  They also help accommodate how your customers like to learn.  More and more, people are choosing video as their instructional preference over text, especially online.

First, let’s review what a Learn Now video is. 

At a basic level it is a PowerPoint presentation with a recorded narration captured on video. You sit at your computer and give your presentation while a software program records what you do and say.  Afterwards you can edit, add effects to zoom in on things, highlight points, and employ other tools to enhance the presentation.  Learning how to utilize this tool is simple and straightforward if you follow a few guidelines.

Learn Now videos are also relatively short to accommodate easy consumption of ideas.  In a face-to-face presentation that may take 20 minutes to an hour, you can gauge reactions of your audience and make adjustments on the fly to keep them engaged.  With online delivery you don’t have that option, so it’s important to cut your presentation into smaller pieces that are two to ten minutes in length.  It’s easy to do and your Technical Communications Specialist can help.

Ways to Utilize Learn Now Videos

Make Learn Now videos of your most popular presentations

Perhaps the best way to integrate this tool is to make a decision to produce a Learn Now video for your most in-demand content.  Many educators share their PowerPoint files, but without the narrative and context you provide during your presentation they are weak educational products on their own.  Making a Learn Now video may seem daunting at first, but once you get familiar with the process it will be easy to integrate into your educational workflow (and maybe even fun!).

Make Learn Now videos for frequently asked questions

Everyone gets recurring questions on the phone or by email – “How often should I have my soil tested?”, “How do I read this water test?”, “How do I manage tomato blight?”.  Think about what question you are asked over and over and make a LearnNow video to answer it.  The next time that inquiry comes in, you can refer it to the video for a detailed explanation – saving you time to work on other things.

Make Learn Now videos to establish ongoing connections with your customers

These products can be personal and establish you as an expert in a topic area.  Many educators routinely post text-based content on the web and could easily transition that material into a video delivery format.  It’s how customers like content, and it can feel more like a trusted source when they hear it coming directly from an educator in their own voice.

Take a few minutes to think about how LearnNow videos might fit into your educational plan.  Review the training materials on the Atlas website.

Contact Us

If you have questions or comments contact your Technical Communications Specialist.  They’ll be glad to help.

Ashley Hughes
Multimedia Production Specialist
aah41@psu.edu