Good presentation of content is the key to the success of a mobile learning course. As an Instructional designer, I need to come up with ways to present content in an engaging way. We need to identify the part of the content, which can be delivered effectively through mobile learning, once the content analysis is done.
Here, I would like to share 5 proven ways to present the content effectively in mobile learning courses. Let’s have a look at them.
As we know, podcasts are audio files that can be accessed anytime and anywhere as long as you have access to the Internet.
Podcasts can be used to deliver a key message from the CEO or a senior manager as a part of induction program, air interviews with new leadership, recognize team efforts and other similar training programs.
2. Scenarios or Case-studies with Avatars
These work well for compliance and other mandatory trainings such as legal training, workplace harassment prevention training and ethics training. They can be used in safety training courses to explain the causes of workplace accidents such as injuries caused while handling or lifting equipment.
Videos can be used to deliver online training on products and processes. They are ideal tools to train people on product portfolios, troubleshooting steps, assembling procedures, features and benefits of products. They can also be used to provide unique selling tips and information on competitors’ products.
4. Games or Apps
Games or apps can be used to explain concepts or make the user familiar with product features, terms, procedures etc. Games provide an enriching learning experience.
5. Standalone Assessments
Standalone assessments can be used as a part of blended learning to test learners on the subjects taught in classroom training sessions. They can also be used as a continuation of a mobile learning course. They can be used as formative and summative assessments to test the knowledge of learner during and at the end of the course.
The content needs to be presented in an interactive and interesting manner to capture learner’s attention as they often get distracted easily. These are some of the effective ways to present content in mobile learning courses. Please share your thoughts!