Video content in e-learning is always rated very highly by learners because it is more accessible than plain text. We know that our learners already take advantage of YouTube tutorials to fill their skill gaps and in part this is because subtitles can be set, making the spoken English easier to follow.
The problem with using YouTube is that there is no way of regulating the content and it cannot cater for every use or scenario. We have therefore created animations for the Global Classroom that are designed to deliver specific educational content, in line with international guidelines. These animations are made from scratch so that we have total control over the pace, language and content of them. Our learners will also find that the context of the healthcare environments depicted in the animations is a closer match to their own making them more relatable and easier to understand and they can set the subtitles to a huge number of different languages if needed.
GUIDED SELF DISCOVERY APPROACH (GSD)
As well as encouraging experiential learning through the use of gamification, we also utilise a Guided Self Discovery (GSD) approach. GSD encourages learners to explore and places the responsibility for learning upon the individual rather than the teacher. This enables learners to develop their critical thinking skills which sets them up with learning skills for life. One of the ways that we utilise GSD is through the presence of our question marks. Throughout the modules, question marks are present that will provide the learner with more information if they hover over them.
GSD is often a very different approach to learning than what our students are used to and we recognize that. This is why the Global Classroom provides a contained environment for learners to explore, so as not to overwhelm them, which leads to disengagement.