The most significant part of any eLearning course development process is the design phase. Instructional designers should follow certain instructional design strategies to present the content effectively and engage the learner in an online learning environment.
Here, I would like to share with you some interesting blogs on instructional design practices that can help you to create an effective and enagaging eLearning course.
Here are the top five blogs on the best practices in “Instructional Design”.
Four Fabulous Phases for Designing an Effective E-learning Course
This is a beautiful blog which talks about M. David Merrill’s Principles of Instruction and how it helps to solve concerns regarding designing and development. In addition, it gives examples about the four phases – activation, demonstration, application, and integration and how an instructional designer can create an effective eLearning course using these principles.
5 Questions that will Help you in your eLearning Project Success
This is a well-documented blog that talks specifically about the five important questions that will lead to the success of an eLearning project. The writer elaborates the importance of questions like Who is responsible for the project?What are the business objectives?What do you expect people to do after taking this course?When are they planning to launch this eLearning Course?andWho are the target audience? By answering these questions, one can easily attain success in the eLearning project.
How to Motivate Adult Learners in an Online Learning Environment?
Another blog that caught my eye was about how to motivate an adult learner in an online course. This blog clearly explains that adults are goal oriented, self-directed, and like to be respected. In addition, it explains about John Keller’s ARCS model, the four steps to motivate adult learners – Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction. This blog also gives examples to explain these concepts.
How to Create Effective Scenarios for E-learning Assessments?
We use assessments in most of the eLearning courses. Scenarios in eLearning assessments is where you present a problem to the learners, and ask them to select a best solution from the given options. This well written blog explains the four tips to create these assessments. It talks about considering on-the-job problems, presenting a challenge, creating plausible options, and avoiding confusing scenarios.
Why is E-learning Much More than a PowerPoint Presentation?
This is an interesting blog where the writer talks about why eLearning is much more than a PowerPoint presentation. In addition, the blog explains the fundamental differences between an online course and a PowerPoint presentation. It beautifully explains concepts like learner interaction, the process of creating an eLearning course, and evaluating the audience.
In conclusion, I would personally recommend the above blogs to anyone who is excited about creating an effective eLearning course.
Please do share your thoughts once you go through these blogs!