Hybrid learning – a learning methodology that combines the flexibility of technology-enabled learning with the benefits of human interaction afforded by a classroom. A right blend of online courses and instructor-led sessions goes a long way in imparting highly effective training.
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Often, designers of e-learning content focus on tasks such as setting effective learning objectives, using the right interactivities, and developing assessments. While these tasks are important, designers also need to provide their learners material for further learning. Most online learning content designers present this material in the form of interactive eBooks.
As an organization, you might be looking to increase your sales, improve efficiencies, and stay compliant. You might have opted for e-learning, with all its advantages, as the prefect training solution, based on your requirements. However, even after the decision to implement e-learning, you might face some barriers that will prevent its successful adoption or leveraging its benefits.
One of the important aspects of e-learning development is music. Many instructional designers add music and/or other sound effects to make their e-learning courses more interesting for learners. Music is the language of emotions. Most of us love music, as it eases tension and anxiety. So, why don’t we provide background music and/or other sound effects in our e-learning courses? This will engage learners throughout the course, add an element of fun, and also increase learners’ attention.
Training modules developed for multinational organizations must meet global requirements. As a project manager, it is your responsibility to ensure the modules are developed on time, within the budget and of course, surpass the expectations of your client. To ensure this, expert execution of your critical role is necessary. This post explains how you can play your part well.
You have created an impressive user interface for an e-learning course and presented the content using good interactivities and scenarios, but the reports show that the course was not effective. Why?
Is it because of the visual design, rich visuals, interactivities, scenarios, or other elements? No! It’s mostly because of poor e-learning design.
Classroom training material can be in form of Word documents, PPTs, PDFs, videos, etc. In most cases, these training materials are unstructured and inconsistent. Content comprehension is necessary to create performance-oriented e-learning courses and is a key component of good instructional design. It enables instructional designers (IDs) identify gaps in the content and ensure topics ‘flow’ in a logical sequence.
After considering the various benefits such as its 24/7 learning accessibility, consistency in training, and wider reach, you might have considered implementing e-learning in your organization. Great! But, the transition from one training method to another is never easy. So, what next? Will you start from scratch? What about those countless PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, and MS-Word documents you have created over the years and been using to train your employees? I’m sure all those documents are not so useless that you discard them. They have been helpful so far, so don’t ditch them. You can effectively convert these documents into online courses.
The demand for technology-enabled learning solutions is growing at a feverish pace. A study by Markets and Markets reveals the market for e-training resources is likely to touch the $446.85 billion mark by 2020, up from $150.23 billion in 2015, registering a compound annual growth rate of 24.4%.