With an estimated 77% of US corporations using eLearning today, it is a proven method to train and teach, as long as it is done in the right way. One difference between classroom training and eLearning is that in classroom training you are not able to slow down, pause, rewind, and often interact. But with eLearning you can do just that: slow down, pause, rewind and interact. If I had a remote control for my classroom training at college and could have pushed pause on the professor to make sure my notes were perfect word for word, would I have found my coursework and exams easier? I think so!
Helen Smirthwaite | 08/15/2013
Click here, click there, click almost anywhere, but are the interactive elements of the eLearning content on offer to your staff actually helping to deliver a truly engaging experience?
It's one of the fastest growth areas of development in the training business, but all too often, new, apparently "engaging" e-learning programmes start with a bang and end with a whimper.
So what's going wrong? For the savvy elearners of today theres little point in clicking, if todays interactive learning features fail to make the grade.
In e-learning, the purpose of completing a course is to learn to gain knowledge and understanding, or to master a new skill. Interactivity may be entertaining for the user, but its main objective is to create, enhance and support the learning of specific pre-defined goals. The user should not simply read or be told the learning points, but should actually participate in bringing them forward as they progress through the course.
Helen Smirthwaite | 07/10/2013