Online education can be a lifeline to those who have impediments, such as geographical distances or physical disabilities in learning in person. We might need to understand the “how” and how to incorporate video into a self-directed online course to provide a flexible learning option.
In a video course, the content may be introduced in an overnight video presentation. Most online videos are delivered via webcasts and are viewed by thousands of people.
Some online learning organizations provide videos free of charge for home study. The best online learning corporations offer their videos free of charge for home study and training. Many offer customized solutions, for example, a “MySQL data warehouse” which I learn in an online video course.
If your learning disorder is visual and you are unable to attend in person, this one is great. You can watch the video at home on a laptop or desktop computer, and get the information in a format you can grasp and retain instantly.
Some of the courses I do are overnight and delivered by webcast to individuals with disabilities from all over the world. This is a unique format, which I do not offer in person. You will have to find a provider who will do this for you. I have found these courses effective for those who have impaired vision.
It is also effective for those who have some degree of sight and are blind due to a birth defect, an injury, some cancer or other illness or disease, or if you are permanently blind due to some perpetual condition.
A complete range of video learning programs is now offered in audio format, or you can take the course in a self-directed interactive webcasting format, or watch the audio through a video recorder. The quality of the audio recordings, in my opinion, is superior to that of the video, which is why some self-directed learners choose to listen to the audio.
When a video is introduced, I recommend you review it in an ongoing manner. You can listen to the video in a continuous loop, or skip back to where you reviewed the video a few minutes ago. In my experience, you get more out of a video course when you watch it in the loop.
When it comes to individual audio programs, you will probably use the audio program more than the video if you have a visual learning disorder, because it is a form of stimulation that you cannot get in the visuals. It is interactive and provides a format in which you can get more information. The audio is more tactile, and you can feel the sound, and see and hear what is being said. It’s sort of like watching a musical while listening to the music, but there is the tactile sensation of the music and the words on the screen. I know that some see the audio screen only, but use the screen to take notes or draw pictures, and will do so only for visual learning purposes.
By the way, if you find the audio program too static, you can mute the video, and there is a self-contained loop video function and an audio screen function.
* If you feel the visuals get too long, you can always click on any image to enlarge it, or right-click on an image and select “open in new tab”.
* There is a “save image” function, and there is a “save selection” function.
It is possible to record your audio programs and watch them later. I recommend that you do this because there is now an option for re-enactments, which is interactive and will allow you to see images overlaid on top of the audio, as they happened. It can be a powerful way to learn. It is like watching a movie but you are there in the classroom.
Some learners like to play along with the original script, while others like to play off of it. There are many other recording methods, but these are just a few that are available.
In addition to the programs, there is also a set of audio CDs that are available. They are labeled by topic but can be listened to in any order. There is also a program called “Live At One”, which is basically a collection of different audio programs which have been recorded at the same time. This is a powerful learning tool.
All of the programs are available from the site at a discount, and the personal support is just about unmatched. Also, you can find CDs for a couple of topics, such as music or business, but the learning methods are so varied that it would be impossible to cover all the topics with just one program. You can find these as add-ons or standalone programs.
I have been using Brainwave Entrainment CDs now for over 15 years, and they are the most effective tools I have ever learned how to implement in my own life.