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Using ZERO for Activity Based Learning in Real Time

Sep 6, 2018

Discover the benefits of incorporating video into your training system.

Activity-Based Learning (ABL) involves learning with the entire self, including the mind and the body. Meier (2000) notes Somatic, Auditory, Visual and Intellectual (SAVI) learning all must be present for ideal learning. To reach peak learning, all of the SAVI elements must be integrated and used at the same time for a holistic approach The article, “Digital Pedagogy for Safety: the construction site as a collaborative learning environment” by Pink, Lingard and Harley (2016) involves the investigation of workplace learning in the digital material era and considers the re-thinking workplace learning in the construction environment as collaborative, both physically and digitally. The focus of the construction workplace as a collaborative learning environment includes video pedagogy, situational learning and digital materiality, which considers the construction site both in the digital and material worlds. Interestingly, the authors noted that most safety procedures are provided in the written form, despite many workers having low literacy levels.

The workers were shown videos of safety processes, then reflected on the videos, with many workers stating the benefits of visual learning. The authors argue when workers help create, edit, upload and download videos, they are integrating safety into operations, and changing the way work is performed. This article covers the holistic Somatic-Auditory-Visual-Intellectual (SAVI) approach, by getting workers to film and move to meet the somatic approach. In the auditory aspect, the workers create and perform various scripts and storyboards and also edit the videos, providing opportunities for numerous listens. The learners experience the visual approach of SAVI when they are watching videos that clearly explain concepts or procedures, and lastly, the intellectual approach is implemented through the video creation process, from brainstorming problems and ideas to the final edit.

Use ZERO to create on-the-job videos and share them in the library to achieve peak learning!

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