In this age of distraction, where literally every second counts, how do you grab your online learner’s attention? Believe it or not, first impressions count, and when it comes to an eLearning course, you have only 30 seconds to impress your learners! So, here’s how you can captivate your learners in 30 seconds.
The First Ten Seconds
The very first page makes or breaks your course. And, the first thing your learner sees on the launch page is the course description. This is where you need to be as creative as possible; a monotonous course description will kill your learner’s mood. For instance ‘This module provides insights into the management of invoices and payments to a vendor’ is boring. However, if the same is written as “This module will help you get insights into the management of invoices and payments to a vendor.So, close other windows and dedicate your attention. It’s pretty interesting, and you will learn quite a bit.”Colloquial language will have a great impact on your learner in the first ten seconds.
The Second Ten Seconds
Now that you have won your learner over with a fun description, it’s time to attract your learner visually. Your course needs to look professional as well as different at the same time. Colors and graphics add ‘that additional factor’ to attract and impress your learners. Visuals are what your learner is attracted to the most; however, it is also important to ensure consistency throughout your eLearning course, and for this, you can use of design templates that make your job easier.
The Third and Final Ten Seconds
All said and done, the most important slide of your course is the learning objectives slide. Time and again, learning objectives are shown as mere bullets and icons. Remember, this is your main takeaway and your learner’s motivator. So kill the bullets and present your learning objectives creatively.
Time’s up, and you have impressed your learner; make sure you retain the same level of interest throughout the course, and you’d have the perfect online course.
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