How Video is Used in Education: The State of Video In Education 2018

Okay, Video ist in der Bildung ja längst ein Selbstläufer. Und Kaltura, Anbieter einer Video-Plattform, ist alles andere als unbefangen, wenn es um Einsatz und Nutzen von Videos geht. Trotzdem sind die Argumente, Zahlen und Prognosen dieser Studie vielleicht für den einen oder anderen nützlich. In der Rubrik „Video Usage“ zum Beispiel erfahren wir, dass die häufigsten Einsatzszenarien „Video shown in the classroom“ (82%), „Supplementary course material“ (74%) und „Student assignments“ (69%) sind.

Bei der Frage nach innovativen Video-Formaten liegen „Closed caption“ (52%), „Mobile apps for watching video on the go“ (39%) und „Synchronized slides“ (35%) vorne. In der Rubrik „The Value and Future of Video“ setzen die Befragten vor allem auf „Interactive video“, „Self-paced curriculums“, „Predictive analytics“, „Auto-scoring“ und „VR/AR/360 video“.
Rebecca Rozakis, Kaltura/ Blog, 10. Juli 2018

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How Can You Use Interactive Videos Effectively In eLearning

While usage of videos in eLearning and mobile learning courses is an established practice,  it is Interactive video, its updated avatar that is being proclaimed as the next big thing for online training. In this blog, I outline how can you use Interactive Videos effectively in eLearning.

Before I highlight how can you use Interactive Videos effectively in eLearning, let us look at the key differences between videos and interactive videos. We also look at the key benefits that an eLearning approach based on Interactive Videos provides.

Then I showcase how you can use Interactive Videos effectively in eLearning (both for formal and informal learning). This is not all, I also provide pointers on how you can further enhance the impact of Interactive Video-based learning.

What Differentiates An Interactive Video From A Classic Video?

Classic or traditional videos although very engaging and in widespread use, do not offer any control to the learner (beyond, start, stop and pause).

While this does not impact the expected gain from short videos, it becomes a serious shortcoming when:

  • The run lengths of the videos is long.
  • You need to checkpoint the learners assimilation.

This is exactly where the next avatar of videos for eLearning or Interactive Videos fit in. They are designed to provide learning interactions that are similar to the interactions in an eLearning courses.

With This Approach:

  • You can use the videos to be longer length (aligned to the learning outcomes) but have adequate interactions to engage the learner.
  • You can also checkpoint the learning assimilation through quizzes and assessments.
  • You can allow learner to progress through multiple paths (based on choices at crucial decision points) by providing branching options.
  • The output of this approach is SCORM compatible enabling you to track the learner’s progress.

What Are The Key Gains As You Opt For Interactive Videos?

The key advantages are:

  1. Studies confirm that an Interactive video has 10 times the impact of a traditional video.
  2. The moment you remove passive viewing (associated with traditional videos) and replace it with meaningful learning interactions and assessments, (associated with Interactive Videos) you will see a higher engagement quotient with your learners.
  3. You can validate if the learning mandate is met (expected take-aways as per the required cognition level). Wide ranging options of Formative assessments or Check Your Knowledge as well as Summative assessments enable you to achieve this.
  4. Appeals to all profiles of learners.
  5. You can multiply the impact of the learning experienceYou can enhance the impact of your training delivery by combining Interactive Videos with other techniques like Gamification and Microlearning.

How Can Interactive Videos Be Used For Various Corporate Training Needs?

Most organizations use the 702010 model of learning that factors for formal, informal and on the job training.

In line with this, the Interactive Videos can be used to offer:

  1. Formal trainingInteractive videos are a great fit for Compliance, Soft-skills and Professional skills trainingsThey are equally high impact approach for specific trainings like Sales training, Product training and supporting or driving Change Management programs.
  2. As Performance Support Tools or job aids to support formal trainingInteractive Video-based nuggets can be part of the leaning path that provides support to the learners post the formal training programThey can be used to reinforce primary training or be designed to practice certain concepts and enable for an effective application of the learning on the job.
  3. To support Instructor-Led TrainingWith increasing digitization of ILT sessions to a more blended approach, you can use the Interactive Video-based nuggets to provide practice sessions (role plays or complex decision-making simulations). They can also be used to offer real-life scenario-based assessments.

What More Can Be Achieved By Integrating Interactive Videos In Your Learning Strategy?

This is limited by your imaginationHere are a few ideas that you can use:

  1. Use them as Microlearning nuggets
  2. Offer them as a learning path
  3. Design them to offer formal training as well as for Performance Support (job aids)
  4. Integrate other interesting components like Gamification
  5. Offer Personalization options (from a repository of assets)


I hope this blog provides a good insight on the benefits of using Interactive Videos for eLearning. You can use them to enhance the impact of most of your corporate training needs. If you have any queries, do contact me at

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Case Study Featuring The Use Of YouTube Content In A Trackable Interactive Video Format

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Interactive Video on IOS – solved

After a fair amount of research and prototyping, we were able to construct interactive videos using Captivate 2017 that work on IOS.

1. We are using interactive training videos that branch based on user choices to better engage our clients.
2. We insert smart shapes as buttons to navigate/jump to respective slides after users click or tap the respective buttons.  The buttons appear while the live video is playing and are clickable as the presenter speaks.
3. The solution is required to be mobile friendly.
4. Single slide synchronized videos are used.

1. The IOS Iphone playbar supersedes all custom controls used by Captivate and sends them to the background.   This has a twofold effect:

  • The interactive portion of the course does not work because the controls are sent to the background.
  • Even for regular (non-interactive) videos the user is required to ‘X’ the IOS playbar to resume the course.   Which very much interrupts the flow of all courses.

Code javascript to use the video playsinline attribute to suppress the IOS playbar.  To do this we used an Execute Javascript action to play the following Javascript on the first slide of the course:

document.addEventListener(‘DOMNodeInserted’, OnNodeInserted, false);
function OnNodeInserted(event) {
if ( == ‘VIDEO’)
{“playsinline”, “”);

This works like a champ, the IOS playbar will not appear on any video played after the javascript is executed.