In order to increase the efficiency and productivity within less time, nowadays, manufacturing organizations are automating their production processes. There are many factors they have to consider while moving to automation. One of the important factors is training employees. It’s necessary for organizations to upgrade their skills and train them according to their changing process.
One of our clients from the manufacturing industry has automated his production line process. He wanted to train his production engineers and technicians on the basic concepts of automation related to his new production line through eLearning. He approached us to develop an eLearning course to train their employees (Technicians and Engineers) on the basic concepts of automation.
We have used the following instructional design strategies to make the learners understand, the various concepts of automation in an effective way.
Introduced the course with a scenario
The learner was given a brief overview of what the courses consist of and what he will know after completion of the courses with a help of a scenario. In this scenario, we introduced two characters where one acts as an instructor and the other as a learner.
Used Conversational style
The entire course is designed as a conversation between the instructor and the learner. The learner asks a series of questions to the instructor where the instructors answer all his questions.
Used 2d animations and 3d images
To explain the assembly-line process, we have used a 3d animation model that helped the instructor to teach in a more comprehensible manner.
We used real videos to demonstrate the operating process of the equipment so that learners can connect to real-life working environment virtually.
We used graphical representations like line diagrams and icons than actual photographs as to lower the cognitive load among learners. They were helpful while explaining the complex functioning of the equipment.
Click here to view some of the examples of animations.
These are some strategies we used to design the course to make the online learning effective engaging for learners. Have anything to say? Please do share!
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