Content in the context of e-learning can be anything from text, audio, video and more. Presenting large amounts of complex data to the user or learner is confusing, less effective and undesirable. If the same data is split into small pieces or “chunks” of meaningful information, it can greatly facilitate quick and easy reading and understanding by the user, helps the learner understand the subject-matter easily and enables the use of different media to present the content. As small amounts of data is remembered easily by the users, this process of “content chunking” can help increase information retention, increase the recall value and reduce the cognitive load. Content chunking is also useful in mobile learning where small byte sized information is displayed on the small screens.
For these reasons instructional designers use content chunking while designing and developing an e-learning course. Effective chunking is the key to effective course development. So what are the different criteria that need to be considered and practices that can be adopted while chunking the content of an e-learning course? What are the goals that need to be kept in mind before content chunking in order to produce relevant and meaningful information?
Check out the slideshare Content Chunking in E-learning, which would answer the following questions
- What is content in the eLearning context?
- What is content chunking and why is it important?
- How to Chunk Content? Are there different levels for content chunking?
- How to Choose the Right Authoring Tool for Converting PPTs to E-learning?
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