Understanding the Benefits of a Video-Based Defensive Driver Course

According to recent estimates, approximately 65% of people are visual learners. Because of this, it’s essential to incorporate images, graphics, and video when teaching people new things. This is especially the case for hands-on activities like driving.

A video-based defensive driver course is a great way to engage learners and ensure that they retain information about motor safety. Here, we’re going to talk about what exactly these online courses entail and what their specific benefits are. Read on to learn why an online defensive driving course needs to be based in video learning in order for you to get the most out of it!

What Is a Video-Based Defensive Driver Course?

Defensive driving is commonly defined as “driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.” An online defensive driving course is a class that you take online where experts help you to develop the skills in order to drive in this manner.

Many of these courses are text-based, which does next to nothing to engage the learner. They become bored and disinterested quickly and resort to skimming important information. Since this information can save lives, it’s critical that learners are able to focus and absorb every bit of what is being said!

Video-based defensive driver courses are a great alternative. The best courses merge unique graphics and animations, interactive scenarios, narrated stories, and video to deliver cutting-edge online learning. These student-focused courses are essential to companies, schools, and individuals who want to improve their driving skills and lower their insurance rates.

Why DriveSafeOnline?

You may be wondering where you can find a defensive driving course that incorporates these video strategies seamlessly into the curriculum.

Turns out that it’s closer than you think! In addition to being convenient and affordable, DriveSafeOnline provides courses made and lead by those with over five years of training experience. We have been developing our courses and refining them for maximum efficiency since 1994, so you can rest assured that your driving education is important to us.

Our defensive driving courses are developed by the same award-winning eLearning team trusted by top companies around the world to train millions of people. These companies include Oracle, Hyatt, Cessna, Kellogg’s, PepsiCo, and Georgia-Pacific, so you know that you’re in good hands!

Simply put, we know what it takes to create online courses that are interesting, fun to take, and actually help you learn. If you don’t believe us, just look at our work! It has earned multiple awards for having the best content, best advances in technology, and best innovation.

The Main Benefits of Using Video

Now, you understand what an online defensive driver course with DriveSafeOnline entails. Awesome! It’s time to learn more about the ways that these courses can benefit you. Read on to learn some of the main benefits of using a video driving program over text-based courses!

Engaging Format

The human eye is immediately drawn to movement. Because of this, people have an incredibly simple time immersing themselves in all types of video. It’s easy to get drawn in and retain information when you’re associating it with the movement on your screen.

Time and time again, video content has been proven to be the most engaging online format. In fact, videos get 1200% more shares on social media than other information presentation formats!

Because our defensive driving programs rely on video content, students like you are more likely to be engaged by them. The interactive nature of our courses means that safe driving tips and ideas will be conveyed in a way that isn’t only memorable, but also fun!

Additionally, our courses incorporate multiple different types of video content to provide your mind with the content diversity that it craves. Not only will you watch both animated movies and live-action driving videos, but you also will have the opportunity to engage with interactive content. This allows you to practice your driving skills and put your newfound knowledge to the test!

Accessible to All

Because our courses are 100% online, they’re accessible to everyone. Those with disabilities won’t need to come into a classroom that they have difficulty getting into. Additionally, visual content ensures that those with learning disabilities like dyslexia and ADHD won’t be left behind in a sea of text content.

However, there’s another level of accessibility to our courses: you can use any device that you want to take them.

Our sites and applications are accessible from Smartphones (both iOS and Android) as well as tablets. This means that even when you aren’t at home with your computer, you can make progress in your course. Our video driving program will be available to you anytime and anywhere!

Familiar Media

American adults spend about 6 hours a day watching videos. Between watching Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and classic TV, video is a familiar platform to pretty much everyone.

Because of this, taking classes based on video is comfortable and easy to engage with. You won’t need to adjust to a new platform and train your mind to interact with it. The foundation is already there!

Increased Information Retention

Research shows that video content is associated with increased retention of information. A 2014 study proved the pre-existing hypotheses that:

  • One minute of online video equates to about 1.8 million written words
  • 90 percent of the information that the brain receives is based in visuals
  • Visual information is processed by the human mind 60,000 times faster than text

Because of this, defensive driving courses based in video move much faster than those based in text. They also allow for higher levels of information to be stored in the mind long-term.

Get Started

Now that you know the many merits of a video-based defensive driver course, it’s time to get started. Request a free demo of our services to get a feel for how defensive driving online classes work. Once you see for yourself how effective and engaging the courses are, you can sign up for our program right away.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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