Student expectations In 2009, a survey of more than 3,600 VET students revealed that: 90% of VET students say that they would like at least ‘a little’e-learning in their course. 42% of VET students said that e-learning was a factor in their choice of training provider, with 47% saying that e-learning influenced their choice of course to some degree http://e-learningindicators.flexiblelearning.net.au/docs/09results/2009BenchmarkingSurveyReport.pdf
Purpose Most e learning courses purpose is to share information or change/improve job role performance. However, most courses focus on sharing information rather than performance improvements. This happens because most people focus on delivering content rather than on changing job role performance.
Pull – Making learners work http://www.articulate.com/rapid-elearning/are-your-e-learning-courses-pushed-or-pulled/
How to? “How do we get the learners to pull this information?”
Well designed case studies or scenarios can create a need for the learners to pull the information.
You can present some simple questions, decision making trees or problem-solving activities that require a solution.
All shapes & sizes Learners exhibit a variety of learning style preferences Active Reflective Visual Experiential Auditory Sensing
Engaging eLearning Organise Content into Small Chunks Build Upon Prior Knowledge. Create processes where the learner can practice using the information in a context that integrates it with prior experience. Provide Real-World Context. Focus on meaning and not information
Engaging eLearning Tap into the learner’s motivation. Have the learners do something with the information that you give them. Make learning about solving problems rather than repeating information Ask learners how the course content is relevant. Confirm that the scenarios are accurate and realistic Use of Text with Images, Slideshows, PowerPoint presentations, Video and Audio
Engaging eLearning Get the learners to create the learning materials: Video Audio quiz questions decision making trees product manuals/resources
Action Learning Sets(finding solutions to workplace issues)
Using Social Media to follow Industry events/conferences/people
Learners creating reports in variety of formats
Your Model needs to be fit with Your ability as a trainer/designer Your learners abilities with technology An analysis of your course delivery Your ability to apply it to other training you do Your organisation supports and infrastructure