We use various techniques to deliver effective training online. In this post, we will look at some learning methods which are used extensively in eLearning – scenarios, role plays, practice tests, testimonials and job-aids. These techniques help engage the learner very effectively. Let us now look at each.
Scenarios play a vital role in eLearning, as they add fun, create interest in courses and help people understand the subject-matter better. They help improve the analytical skills of the learner as he can relate himself with the real life situations and apply his learning there
We don’t use role plays often in our eLearning courses, But, they are very effective instructional techniques and go a long way in improving the analytical capabilities of learners. Role plays are similar to scenarios and help the learner take a decision based on the situation.
It is well-said that practice makes a person perfect. By including well-designed practice tests in your online course, you can ensure that the learner can evaluate his comprehension of the subject-matter and apply the learning effectively at the workplace.
A testimonial is a statement by a person indicating that he had used a product or service and is satisfied with it. Testimonials help your learners deepen their knowledge as they are exposed to various points of view.
Job aids are very useful to facilitate effective transfer of knowledge to the job. You can use provide your staff members with handouts and reference documents which help them perform better.
Hope you find this post useful. What techniques do you use to create good eLearning courses? We’d love to know.