Video is one of the most appreciated resources for learning and it’s already on a rise for several years. With so many eLearning platforms now revolving around videos (e.g. Udemy, Khan Academy, EDX, Coursera) it is definitely a resource you need to pay a lot of attention to.
Videos, if done right, are simply the most efficient way of delivering knowledge to your audience as they employ a dual-channel processing, as they employ both visual and auditive channels for processing information, making videos far more effective than text or graphics alone.
However, when it comes to eLearning, make sure you embed videos in a player that best supports eLearning.
When it comes to video player implementation, best practice is to match some of the most common video players, such as YouTube, with basic functionalities such as progress bar, play/pause, time, volume, full-screen. Most learners know by heart how to use these.
However, there are some key features that are specific for learning.