Using Avatars – guided learning – is a common strategy in e-learning courses. But have you ever wondered what makes them so popular? As Jeanette Borzo said, “By using avatars, companies find they can combine the best parts of both face-to-face training and computer-based learning.”
Content comprehension is one of the key components of good instructional design and we can safely say, an ideal solution to create performance oriented e-learning courses. It gives a proper structure, logical flow and continuity to the content which can be understood easily by the end users. This is mandatory if you want to deliver or design a course that will serve its main purpose which is to engage and make the users understand the content. As they say, your work is reflected in the outcome. So there is no point in putting the effort to design an entire course if it is incomprehensible.
According to the Loughborough University and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), assessments are an important part of learning strategies. Assessments test the learners’ accomplishment of the learning objectives. They are used to strengthen learning as well as evaluate the learners’ comprehension of a course.
In an era when information is power and engagement is the key, the usual interactive courses will no longer be interesting. There are many ways to make your eLearning courses more engaging and using videos is one of them. There are 1 billion active users on YouTube, and around 300 hours of videos get uploaded onto YouTube every minute. The top searches include both entertainment and educational content. Let’s see how videos can help in learning.
In order to create an engaging learning experience, the role of instructor is optional, but the role of learner is essential. – Bernard Bull
How can you engage your learners effectively with your e-learning course? What does it take to ensure an “emotional connect” with the online course? Well, you need to focus on 3 important aspects. Here is an infographic that lists them and explains why they are important.
Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself – Chinese proverb
Effective learner motivation plays a key role in the success of an e-learning course. But, how can you motivate your people effectively? What does it take to ensure that your staff members actively take part in the learning process? Well, you need to do a few important things. Here is an infographic that lists these things and explains how they help motivate your employees.
High dropout rates are the bane of e-learning. Various studies have showed that at least 20% of online learners do not complete the courses assigned to them. This is a serious problem as it can have a major impact on the productivity of organizations.
Benjamin Franklin once remarked, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Learning becomes very effective when people are actively involved in the training program. In instructor-led training (ILT) sessions, trainers interact actively with learners to capture their attention and ensure they remain focused. But, how can you engage the learners efficiently with online courses which are self-paced? Well, you need to do to focus on a few important aspects. Here is an info-graphic that lists them and explains why they are important.
I recently attended Learning Cafe’s webinar on the trends in L&D for 2016, to learn how as e-learning providers, we can better service our clients in L&D across Australia. The panel members included Aaron McEwan (CEB), Ryan Tracey (AMP, E-learning Provocateur Blog) and Peter Hall (QBE Insurance).
As kids, most of us were fascinated by bed time stories. Weren’t we? Well-told stories have an incredible “appeal” and convey the intended message efficiently. Good instructional designers use the power of stories to engage their learners and impart them with the knowledge and skills effectively.