Perils of 80s style training videos - Do you have research, blogs?
Ok I'm reaching out for my husband here. His company went through a 3rd party to develop training, which consisted of a 15 minute video. Yes, like the training videos from the 80s. First of all, I'm appalled that any company out there is still doing this, much less still in business. My husband said the audio was robotic, and at one point they got to watch a 5 minute video within the video. Oh boy. On top of that, it doesn't appear it will be used as part of an ILT class (which would only be the lesser of two evils). They want to sit new employees down and have them watch videos. I should mention, they seem to think the videos are pretty slick (in comparison I guess to the nonexistent training).
The good news is, it sounds like they are still in evaluation stage to see if they want to do two more "modules." Ben is going to provide feedback, but he wants to be able to back it up.
I want to help him save the learners from this disaster! What blogs, resources, research papers can you share on this topic? I'm so at a loss because nobody writes about this anymore because (I thought) nobody thought this was a good idea anymore!
Can you help us out? Thanks in advance!