How long should your eLearning video be? 6 minutes, it seems.
It's been a while since I saw any research into video length and engagement, so I was intrigued to read Philip Guo's research at edX.
Students tended to watch most, or all, of videos shorter than 6 minutes. Odd as it may seem, when the duration was longer than 6 minutes the time viewing the video fell to less than 6 minutes. The longer it was, the less they watched.
Better plan courses to use short, snappy videos rather than long rambling lectures in the future.
CDC’s E‑learning Essentials and its online companion, E‑learning Essentials Interactive, are designed for course developers and training decision makers who may be new to e‑learning. These e‑learning tools identify six components essential to quality e‑learning and explain how to use them to engage learners in the most effective ways.
Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city - less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places.
It appears that good quality blended learning can be just as good, if not better, than traditional classroom teaching.
Here's an interesting piece of "proper" research about learning outcomes of traditional teaching vs. a blended approach. The student improvements were similar, but the costs of the blended approach can be much lower on large audience courses.