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8 Ideas for Exceptional E-Learning Interactivity


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Interactivity is what differentiates dull and drab E-Learning from learning that provokes questions, draws in learners and captures information in a memorable way. If you want to create E-Learning that strikes a chord with learners and transforms learning from being a chore into something enjoyable, we’ve gathered eight ideas for exceptional E-Learning interactivity:

1. Gamify your learning content

The gamification of learning is a trend that is on the rise. By introducing game mechanics to your E-Learning content, you can increase learner engagement and motivation.

2. Tell a story

Storytelling has been a learning style long before the introduction of technology. By sharing either illustrative or real life stories with learners, it’s possible to relate your E-Learning to everyday life as well as entertain learners. You can create and share your own digital story for free using our own storytelling tool storee.

3. Pose questions that require more than yes or no answers

Although they make great tools for assessing knowledge and understanding, it can be tempting for learners to race through multiple choice questionnaires. By incorporating open ended questions learners will receive the opportunity to consider what they have learnt and put it into their own words.

4. Create discussion spaces for learners to interact

The emergence and widespread adoption of social media means that people are generally more willing to connect and search for meaning using online communities. Social learning offers learners the opportunity to extend learning outside the walls of the classroom and your E-Learning module.

5. Include beautiful multimedia

Modern, well designed pictures, videos, interactive charts and quizzes will suggest to learners that the content you’re teaching them is up-to-date and topical.

6. Translate your E-Learning into real world exercises

To successfully motivate learners, it’s vital to link the new information you’re providing them with to their day-to-day life. Real world exercises will prompt learners to consider the legitimacy and relevancy of your E-Learning.

7. Build problem based scenarios as part of your assessments

Problem based scenarios present a perfect opportunity to encourage learners to grapple with difficult issues and to raise questions about the application of their new knowledge.

8. Personalise modules by including learners’ names

Small gestures can go a long way. By using learners’ names and other personalised information you can put learners at ease and make them feel like the content was created uniquely for them.

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8 Ideas for Exceptional E-Learning Interactivity

  1. 1. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 5 GAMIFY YOUR LEARNING CONTENT TELL A STORY Almost 80% of learners say that they would be more productive if their university/institution or work was more game-like. IDEAS FOR EXCEPTIONAL E-LEARNING INTERACTIVITY A story, when broken down into its simplest form is a connection of cause and effect. POSE QUESTIONS THAT REQUIRE MORE THAN YES OR NO ANSWERS CREATE DISCUSSION SPACES FOR LEARNERS TO INTERACT INCLUDE BEAUTIFUL MULTIMEDIA @aurionlearning /company/aurion-learning/AurionLearning /aurionlearning /aurion-learning ©Aurion Learning 2014 TRANSLATE YOUR E-LEARNING INTO REAL WORLD EXERCISES Coffee Making 101 Grind the coffee beans Fill the pot with water Turn the machine onr Get cup, saucer & spoon ready BUILD PROBLEM BASED SCENARIOS AS PART OF YOUR ASSESSMENTS PERSONALISE MODULES BY INCLUDING LEARNERS’ NAMES Hi,Sarah,youhave Hello John, welcome to your e-learning experience. Sources: 1) “30 facts on gamification” by John gamification-in-elearning 2) “The Science of Storytelling: What Listening to a Story Does to Our Brains” by Leo Widrich: why-telling-a-story-is-the-most-powerful-way-to-activate -our-brains [1] [2] #letstalkelearning