Fasterthan.tv (“FTT”) produces educational training videos for medical personnel. Modeled after video games, FTT’s videos consist of short modules, 3 to 5 minutes in length, depicting medical personnel performing day-to-day medical duties and responsibilities. As a viewer watches a video, he or she makes split-second decisions regarding the work behavior of the characters seen on screen by hitting a key indicating whether the behavior is a “correct” action or an “incorrect” action.
Fast, effective and inexpensive, FTT’s videos test, teach and grade – all simultaneously –while improving employees’ skills in a way that conventional testing does not.
FTT employs the findings of the most recent neurological research which has demonstrated that stimulating the amygdala portion of the brain moves information directly from short-term to long-term memory. Research in neuroscience shows that training success hinges on whether a neural path can be created for a new behavior which is stronger than the path already in place. Because the FTT training videos are difficult – almost everyone will have to play the video more than once to get a passing grade – the player is challenged. By combining an interesting story with first-rate production values, FTT’S videos engage viewers while at the same time educating them.
Featuring topics covering the requirements for hospital and nursing homes issued by The Joint Commission (formerly called the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations JCAHO), FTT helps employees fulfill their annual licensing requirements with respect to Infection Control, HIPAA, Fire Safety and other patient safety goals.
The technology is expandable to other fields including management techniques. Simple skills like Inventory Control or Running a Cash Register, to more advanced management concepts like Correcting an Employee Without Hurting Their Feelings, The Best Way to Point Out a Problem and Problem Avoidance.
Fasterthan.tv represents a paradigm shift in employee training and has potential application to all learning. Employees can be trained efficiently and effectively, at a relatively low cost using scientific research on how we learn.