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Types of Content – Definition and eLearning Strategy

Written By Pamela Fontenot

Types of Content - Definition and eLearning Strategy

In the previous post “understanding the various content types delivered via eLearning” we looked at the five basic content types. Now let’s look at eLearning strategies for each of them.

Content Type eLearning Strategy
Facts Teach & assess using:

  • Statements
  • Diagrams with descriptive tables
  • Lists
  • Charts
  • Mnemonics
  • Database searches
  • Internet searches
Concepts Can be taught and assessed using:

  • Definitions
  • Good Examples
  • Bad Examples
  • Analogies
Principles Can be taught and assessed using:

  • Processes
  • Tables
  • Flow diagrams
  • Animations (if movement is required)
  • Simulations
Process Can be presented and assessed using:

  • Bad examples
  • Analogies
  • Simulations
  • Video scenarios (if movement is required)
  • Role plays
  • Case studies
Procedure Can be presented and assessed using:

  • Flowcharts / Matrices (decision tables)
  • Animations
  • Instructor Demonstration with Student Practice (expert shows how/student models)
  • Simulations (too dangerous or difficult to replicate realistically)

Is anything missing here? We welcome your inputs.

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