As training managers, you must be well aware of the importance of learner motivation and engagement during online training. Motivation gives learners an internal drive to learn more and perform better, while engagement is necessary to keep learners interested in learning. Both motivation and engagement depend heavily on each other and together they pave the way toward effective learning. In case of corporate online training, employees acquire knowledge throughout the learning journey and motivation and engagement play an important role in steering them toward successfully crossing each milestone.
American educational psychologist, Robert Gagne proposed the ‘Nine Events of Instruction’ for effective learning. These nine events include:
- Gain attention
- Tell the learners the learning objectives
- Stimulate recall of prior learning
- Present the stimulus
- Provide learning guidance
- Elicit performance
- Provide feedback
- Assess performance
- Enhance retention and transfer
Taking our cues from these events, we have constructed a 10-step guide to motivate and engage learners throughout their learning journey. Take a look at this slideshare and learn different ways to enhance motivation and engagement.