LEARNING IS MORE FUN WITH A LITTLE Interaction.
PUT YOUR TRAINING IN OVERDRIVE WITH INTERACTIVITY.
The brain can only handle so much "blah, blah, blah" at once.
It’s a scientiﬁc fact that interactivity turns “blah” into "yeah!"
(Or at least taps into long-term memory.)
Interactivity in e-learning = read + hear + act
of what they hear
of what they read
of what they see during a demonstration
of what they practice
of what they teach or use immediately
THREE TACTICS TO PUT YOUR E-LEARNING INTERACTIVITY INTO
Learner to Content
The way a user interacts with the actual information in the course.
Learner to Learner
Exercises people do together can help build skills, all about connecting, creating, curating and collaborating.
Learner to System
Much simpler than learner to content, users interact with the platform at a basic level.
Ways to use stories in e-learning
Video · Comics · Audio narrative · Timeline
Like a Boss.
Don’t overload on info.
Go deep into one topic instead of skimming multiple topics at once
Learners can address their own progress and feel confident about the road ahead
Forks in the road (paths)
Use the right tech
An e-learning platform like Bridge allows users to seamlessly develop or upload interactive elements right into courses
Know your audience
Don't make your learners bored or overwhelmed—keep the end in mind
List what to expect in the course
Feed into what drives them
Estimate the length for each component
Structure courses strategically
When building courses, consider:
How much content you’re presenting
Length of total course
Time needed to complete each component
What are you waiting for?
Published September 2016 by Instructure, Inc.
© 2016 Instructure Inc. All rights reserved.
3 Ways to Win at Online Course Design
So you’ve stockpiled a ton of great content, but you’re not sure where to start when it comes to shaping that content into an engaging course for employee training. These three tips will set you on the right path.
For more info on designing online courses:
Video Is Supreme Overlord
Research overwhelmingly shows that learners prefer video to other e-learning mediums. Keep your videos between two and four minutes long. (Whoever said overlords can’t be short? It’s time to challenge traditional standards of overlord beauty.)
Images Keep Things Interesting
Adding relevant images can break text into more manageable, memorable chunks and can help create an emotional response. On a related note, don’t overwhelm your learners with too much text. Like this sentence, for example, which isn’t necessary at all.
Short Courses Are Smart Courses
Delivering training in smaller segments makes e-learning more digestible and keeps learners from burning out. (It prevents course authors from burning out, too.) Pro tip: Online training should be short enough for employees to complete during a coffee break.
Check out our webinar 7 Course Design Wins & Other
Cool Learning Strategies on demand.
Published August 2016 by Instructure, Inc.
© 2017 Instructure Inc. All rights reserved.
7 Course Design Wins & Other Cool Learning Strategies