As you develop an eLearning course, it is imperative to know that your learners are motivated and interested to take up the course. Though it seems very challenging to keep your learners engaged in a virtual environment, you can follow a few approaches that helps you deliver an effective eLearning course. Here are four such approaches.
1. Problem-based Learning: Learners show more interest when they think that the learning can be applied in their real life situations. Imparting knowledge and skills through problem-based approach makes learners relate themselves to a particular situation and act accordingly. This enables them to apply the learning, when he is encountered with a similar situation in real life.
Here is a screenshot from one of our safety training courses, where we introduced a scenario of fire breaking out in the organization and asked the learner to give a solution if he were in that situation.
2.Visually Appealing: A screen, full of text, may not attract the learners and they may skip the content. To make the course interesting and engaging, we can make use of appropriate visuals. They help grab the learner’s attention and also help him retain the information for a long time.
3. Gamification: Game-based learning is another approach to make the learning interesting. By embedding quizzes, puzzles etc. in the form of games and giving rewards after their successful completion, we can motivate the learners and keep them engaged throughout the course.
Here are a few screen shots from our courses, wherein the assessments were set in the form of games.
4. Simulations: Simulations are an effective way to teach new processes. They provide an opportunity for the learners to practice the real-life situations in a virtual environment. Simulations are ideal means to train the learners on software applications. This approach helps keep the learners engaged and makes the course interesting.
These approaches keep the learner engaged and involved throughout the course. Hope this post was helpful. Please do share if you want to add more to the list.