Recently, a client shared that the response to the e-learning courses hosted on their internal Learning Management Systems, did not get the expected response. Despite the fact that many employees were assigned the courses, very few registered and those who registered did not complete the courses. We later learnt that the organization introduced e-learning only recently and not many of their employees were comfortable with the online medium. Employees were not given any orientation to the eLearning program and therefore they neither appreciated its value, nor understood its relevance to their jobs.
Learning principles, particularly targeting grown-ups emphasize that any learning will have the desired benefit, only if it appeals to their key motivational factors – they could be either extrinsic (such as a higher pay or position) or intrinsic (such as joy or sense of accomplishment). Keeping this in mind will help make training more effective.
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E-learning is a boon for the training industry, but its implementation may be a challenge for companies. So, we should have a solid plan to implement eLearning successfully across the whole organization. We should make our organization ready for eLearning. We should encourage SMEs and training managers to make everyone aware of eLearning and clear their doubts.
I am sure you all agree that launching an e-learning course can be stressful, and I can understand how it feels when you submit your eLearning product to your client with small mistakes such as spelling, grammatical and functional errors. All these mistakes happen just because of short timelines, and the end result is you get feedback from the client about those spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.
Creating eLearning course titles that appeal to the right audience and give them a clear picture of what the course will cover is quite a challenging task, but very important. In this post, we will look at some tips to frame the right eLearning course titles.
The ultimate goal of an instructional designer is to make learner-centric eLearning courses. One way to capture the learner’s interest is to start with a “big bang”. Instead of beginning the course with an explanation of the learning objectives, you can make your elearning course interesting right from the beginning using the 6 tips mentioned below.
Gen-Y people or Millennials are the people who are born between 1976 and 1998. Gen-Y people have grown-up with technology and the Internet. Gen-Y people are tech-savvy and their learning styles are different when compared to baby boomers. They learn through screens rather than books. They have the very less attention spans and usually get bored quickly.
One of the most challenging tasks of an instructional designer to engage the learner in the self- paced learning environment. Unlike a classroom training session, where an instructor engages the trainee, an eLearning course is devoid of human interaction.
Welcome to today’s post. Having recently purchased a smart watch, I sat down to see if this wearable device can be used to facilitate a learning experience. I’ve heard people complain that mobile devices are too small to be used as a complete learning solutions. If that’s the case, how does one expect to learn using the mini displays of these smart watches that hardly provide any readability? Are these devices designed only to display notifications on your wrist and measure the calories that you’ve burnt in a day? The answer is NO. Today, I’ll share some of my ideas on how these devices can be used as quick learning tools.
We see a lot of movies, TV soaps and dramas. But, how many of us know what it takes to create an entertaining program? It is a long process with several steps involving many people. Similarly, to produce a top-notch online course, we need to follow a well-defined process. In this blog, we will look at the 3 stages in which an eLearning course is made.
We often hear phrases such as learner centric courses, learner focused courses and so on. But, what exactly is a learner-centric course?
Audio plays a key role in enhancing the effectiveness of eLearning courses. It reduces the cognitive load on the learner and ensures better learning. But, how can you make sure that the audio you use in your eLearning course is first-rate? Well, efficient editing goes a long way in producing excellent audio.