Rapid eLearning is an effective solution for training managers who wish to impart effective training in a quick time without compromising on quality. But, many people believe that we cannot create engaging courses in short time, and this is not true. Rapid authoring tools come with ready-made templates and many other features that help develop effective and engaging eLearning courses. Using these tools, we can:
- Embed videos: Including videos is one of the fast-growing trends in eLearning. Videos go a long way in supporting the learning process. They can serve better when used in beginning of the course and motivate your learners to take the course. Videos can also be effective in the areas where you need to differentiate between the right and wrong behavior, present a behavior and then see learner’s reaction to it and also while demonstrating a product or a process. Make sure that your video is no longer than 2-3 minutes, concise and to the point.
- Incorporate interactivities: It is better to include different interactivities in your eLearning course than present the content in bland, static slides. However, do not forget to design the right type of interactivities based on the content type, learning needs and objectives. Now-a-days, we have many rapid authoring tools, and these software can assist us in designing various interactivities such as slideshows, click-on-tabs, click-on-numbers, interactive info-graphics etc. and making our eLearning courses engaging.
- Create assessments: Assessments are an integral part of an eLearning course, and they help determine the accomplishment of the course objectives. They are designed to assess the learner’s knowledge and skills gained through the course. Remember that your assessments should be aligned with your learning objectives to make the learning process more effective. Including assessments in your eLearning course can improve motivation levels and facilitate better retention. Rapid authoring tools come with in-built templates of assessments such as multiple choice, single select, true/false etc.
These are few elements that can be used effectively with rapid eLearning to make the courses engaging. How do you make sure that your eLearning courses are engaging and interactive? Would love to hear your experiences.