The Types Of Training Videos

Corporate training videos remain highly popular for businesses of all sizes.

Training videos owe much of their success to their ability to break down complex, abstract, and dull concepts into digestible and engaging content employees actually remember.

Considering that a remarkable 88% of large companies use video-based technologies for training, it’s unsurprising that an increasing number of businesses are producing training videos.

If you’re a business owner looking to invest in training videos, this guide is for you.

Different types of training videos include, but are not limited to:

  1. Animated training videos
  2. How-to training videos
  3. Presenter training videos
  4. Interactive training videos
  5. Screencast training videos
  6. Micro-learning training videos

1. Animated Training Videos

This type of training video uses animation to illustrate the content and is highly effective in helping people learn and remember information.

Animated training videos are powerful tools for explaining complex concepts and ideas and are often used to create instructional videos with difficult-to-image concepts and to make dull statistics and graphics more memorable and appealing.

From fun and friendly 2D cartoons to sleek infographics, many styles of animated training videos can easily be edited and updated, which is just one of their many benefits.

So whether you wish to inject personality and humour, amplify your branding, or maximise your return on investment, animated training videos can help.

Training videos owe much of their success to their ability to break down complex, abstract, and dull concepts into digestible and engaging content.

2. How-To Training Videos

The next type of training video we will look at is how-to videos.

As the name suggests, how-to training videos are instructor-led videos that demonstrate how to complete a task step-by-step.

They’re great for:

  • Illustrating how to use a product or type of software.
  • Teaching a new skill.
  • Conveying complicated concepts with visual graphics.

To describe the process, you can pair the information you’re teaching with various visuals, such as screen recordings and quirky animations, to keep viewers engaged.

The goal is to separate the content into steps, leading to a precise result that learners can replicate.

3. Presenter Training Videos

Another type of training video is a presenter video.

Also referred to as talking head videos, presenter videos place an expert or an actor at the centre of your video to guide learners through the topic via audio narration.

Moreover, they often include demonstrations to enable learners to visualise the topic in question.

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At Buffoon Media, our video production experts have years of experience in creating engaging training videos your employees are sure to remember.

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Presenter training videos place an expert or an actor at the forefront of your video.

4. Interactive Training Videos

Interactive training videos, often called simulation training videos, create a real-life tutorial environment.

Employees don’t sit and passively watch the video but actively interact with it.

How To Make Training Videos Interactive

There are numerous ways to incorporate interactive elements into your training videos.

This can involve quizzes and built-in polls dispersed throughout the video. Other ideas involve gamification, virtual reality, and more.

Interactive elements make for an engaging video experience, emphasised by the fact that ‘87% of consumers prefer an interactive educational video to a standard one’.

Thus, interactive videos can create an immersive experience for viewers and act as an effective tool to facilitate and support learning.

5. Screencast Training Videos

Screencast training videos are similar to how-to training videos.

Although they’re still considered instructor-led, they’re generally simpler and require less production time.

These videos typically include video demonstrations paired with audio narration and are beneficial when you need to take the watcher through a type of software on the screen to facilitate employee learning.

Screencast training videos are great for:

  • Instructional videos that cover software tutorials and technical processes.
  • Tutorial videos.
  • Customer support content in place of written Q&As.

    We at Buffoon Media can help you to create an entertaining training video your employees will remember.

6. Micro-Learning Training Videos

Finally, the last type of training video we’re going to cover is micro-learning videos.

Micro-Learning Training: What Is It?

In short, micro-learning is a learning approach that involves condensing a large quantity of information into bite-sized modules with a ‘focused and specific learning outcome’.

Micro-learning videos break down complex topics into more digestible, three to five minute videos to make the information more approachable.

These videos often employ whiteboard animations and kinetic typography to capture your audience’s attention and keep them engaged and entertained.

How We Can Help

Are you interested in creating an engaging and memorable training video? Look no further than Buffoon Media.

Whether you’re looking to film in a studio with auto-cue, want to make a fully animated video or are interested in a combination of approaches, our team can help.

Get in touch with a member of our team today to learn more about the different types of training videos.

We’re Buffoon Media: a bilingual media production company based in Port Talbot and London, producing and live-streaming content across the globe.

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Written by Jemima Thomas for Buffoon Media.