How do you make a great e-Learning course? Great E-learning motivates learners and provides a great learning experience to employees. Good eLearning means writing good content. Here, I would like to share some tips that ensure you eLearning content is good and engaging.
1. Making Raw Content into Good E-learning Content: Reading through the raw content and writing the content in a simple and easy to understand way is the first step in the creation of a great eLearning course. Flow of the content is very important and provides information step-wise.; otherwise learners will get distracted and may not focus on the eLearning course.
2. Writing Better Learning Objectives: Writing good learning objectives gives clarity about the purpose of the course and instills confidence in the learners to proceed with the learning. Learning objectives need to be clearly defined and they should be specific and measurable. Learners need to know what they get after completing the course.
3. Presenting E-learning Content: Present the content, so that learners can easily understand what is being shared. Chunk the content into smaller parts and keep each screen with minimum duration. Giving lengthy information in one screen, and long duration of slides is boring. Ensure consistency of presentation patterns, throughout the eLearning course.
4. Make it Interactive: Involve learners in the eLearning course by making them participate in some activity or the other. For this purpose, you can add interactive elements like click on tabs, slide shows, gaming interactivities and internal assessments such as FAQ’s. With these elements we can make course interesting and prevents learner humdrum.
5. Summarizing: At the end of the eLearning course, it is very important to summarize the key points that has been shared during the course. This provides information about key takeaways of the eLearning course in a nut-shell. This also enables learner to re-call and re-visit the information.
6. Final Assessment: It is a good practice to end the course with a summative assessment. This tests the extent to which a learner has mastered the topics covered in the course. Prepare the questions such that they test your learners on the content that has been shared during the course. In other words, the questions should be based only on the content of the course. This helps a learner re-visit the portions that he has not answered or found difficult to answer.
I trust these tips have been helpful to you, for making great eLearning. Please do share if you have more!