One of the biggest problems that designers face while creating eLearning content is that without the luxury of face-to-face interaction with our audience, it is necessary to keep the audience motivated enough to not only complete the courses that is created but to actually enjoy learning the skills and knowledge and accomplish their goals.
Several steps can be taken in order to achieve certain degree of improvements in the elearning curriculum prepared for the learners.
Course Intros set the tone for the module. Write the Intro to be more appealing by including a story that is relevant to the learner, add a thought-provoking headline, include a short motivational video clip from a peer or present a job-related scenario.
Adding interactivity keeps the learner engaged and gives them control of their learning experience. Offer them choices such as: decision making scenarios, interactive knowledge checks, More Information buttons and sliders that let them see varying results based on their input.
Insert Graphic element
Anything from simple background changes, addition or freshening up of custom graphic icons to a full interface re-design can give your courses a fresh new look and make the experience more appealing to your audience.
Check course duration
Continually check your content against the stated goals and objectives of the lesson. If the content is not advancing the learner toward the goal of the course, perhaps it can be eliminated. Adult learners want their content to be on-point and don’t have the time for extraneous material.
Make a scenario
A scenario is a great way to engage adult learners and present real world benefits of the training. It’s pretty simple to re-write straight-forward instructions into an actual scenario that the user might encounter.
Where appropriate and in short clips, video can be a very engaging format to demonstrate procedures, show a case study or hear form an expert.
Make it appealing
Adult learners respond to stories, especially ones that appeal to their emotions. Try to intersperse short scenarios that present a real-world example, such as the need for safety, impact of poor quality or the positive career effects of skills development training.
Graphics allow users to engage with the content beyond reading text. They help organize and illustrate key points. Look for opportunities to develop key graphics for your course that can be used throughout, such as safety icons that reinforce what type of PPE to wear, an engine diagram that highlights the part of the engine being discussed or an infographic that highlights the entire manufacturing process.
So make the best of your abilities in order to create the most effective and understandable course for the learners to benefit from the program in an immense way.
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