People expect to be bored by eLearning – let’s show them it doesn’t have to be like that!”
– Cammy Bean
The ultimate challenge that every eLearning course designer faces is engaging the adult learner in the online learning environment. To overcome this challenge, they need to have a clear idea of the strategy they are going to use.
Many instructional designers tend to follow pedagogy (the art and science of teaching children) while teaching adults. This is a serious mistake that they must avoid.
Children take whatever comes in their way, without any filters. But, this is not the case with adults.
Here are some of the things that you need to remember while designing elearning courses for adults.
- They need to know the purpose,
- They don’t like to be directed by someone,
- They need to experience a need for learning,
- They want the learning process to solve their problems and
- They need to be motivated in taking the course.
Furthermore, the adult learner wants the eLearning course or the training program to be very engaging.
Here is an info-graphic that shares a few proven tips to design a highly engaging eLearning course.
Hope you find this post interesting. How do you design eLearning courses? We’d love to know.