Making Training Memorable: Assessing the Impact of Animated Video on Learner Satisfaction, Engagement and Knowledge Retention
Date of Award
Project – Full Written
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Media rich video provides attributes such as animation, narration, and music that can be incorporated into learning modules which have high potential to promote learning. This project evaluated the impact of transitioning a learning module from static PowerPoint slides to animated (media rich) video on employee satisfaction, engagement, and knowledge retention. Learner satisfaction and engagement was measured using a validated survey instrument designed to evaluate the effectiveness, appeal, and efficiency of the animated video about Hospice and Palliative Care. Knowledge retention was measured by comparing post-test scores between the initial and subsequent second post-test. A retrospective design was used to evaluate learner performance between PowerPoint slides and Animated Video. Previous post-test score means of learners who received the traditional learning content delivered through PowerPoint slides were compared to those learners who received the same learning content through Animated Video. Overall, subjects responded positively toward the animated video and subjects strongly supported using animated video to deliver the training content as opposed to PowerPoint slides. Post-test scores between the initial and second post-test scores showed no difference between the two scores indicating that the subjects retained the information. Employee performance on the post-test improved significantly compared to the performance of employees in the retrospective population who received the content from PowerPoint slides. Implementing animated video to deliver Hospice and Palliative Care training to hospital employees resulted in improved employee learning and favorable employee 3 perceptions about the use of animated video to deliver hospital training to employees.
Highsmith, Leigh, "Making Training Memorable: Assessing the Impact of Animated Video on Learner Satisfaction, Engagement and Knowledge Retention" (2021). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 8.
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