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Developing yourself professionally takes a lot of time and effort. From engaging in career counselling to online studying, it can be a long and winding road to get where you need to go. However, this is a premise that is based on studying the conventional way - from the text. The good news is, there's a better way that's more fun, convenient and practical.

Video short courses online (a.k.a micro-learning) change everything, as they leverage the science of how we learn new things as human beings. So, how do they do that? Why is video-based micro-learning for personal development  increasing in popularity? That’s what we aim to shed some light on here.

What Are The Benefits Of Video-Based Learning?

Well, first and foremost, video is able to grab the attention of the learner in a way that other media simply can’t match. This largely comes down to how the brain processes information, which, believes it or not, is 60,000 times faster with video compared to text learning. That’s quite a difference!

Factor in also that when a student uses video-based short courses, they’re likely to remember 95% of it, compared to a paltry 10% for textual content. This means that much less effort has to go into digesting new information, as you’re effectively having it spoon-fed to you at a comfortable pace.

What Is Microlearning And Why Does It Deliver Major Results? 

Microlearning works so well because it again tunes into the human brain’s optimum learning duration. These short courses  typically contain a series of bite-sized modules of no more than 5 minutes at a time that can be digested at a time of your choosing. Also, thanks to modern learning management systems (LMS), you can consume these modules on your mobile whenever and where you like.

Video-based microlearning taps into the benefits of both video learning and bite-sized learning for increased retention. It’s essentially a more convenient way to take in new information; what’s more, it caters to the needs of kinesthetic learners, auditory learners, and visual learners. The freedom and flexibility aspect is great too, as life has a habit of complicating matters, especially for mature students.

Video Courses Make Learning Fun & Much More Convenient

As we can see, video-based short courses represent something of evolution when it comes to learning, and at OCA, we’re one of Australia’s leading exponents in the field. We offer a wide range of CPD-approved courses that have been created in conjunction with top experts from over 20 different industries, so you know what’s being taught is relevant and required.

So, if you’d like to see our full library of high-quality professional training for yourself, all you need to do is come and visit us at There you'll also see our selection of flexible payment options that make our training accessible to more people than ever before. Whether you’re looking into animal care, accounting, social media marketing or even parenting, we’ve got you covered.

If, however, you’d prefer to speak to us directly, no problem. Just call our friendly team today on 1300 611 404, and we’ll be more than happy to answer any and all questions you might have.

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