In order to lay some ground rules for being successful creating eLearning, we have put together 10 commandments that will ensure instructional designers and businesses alike can reap the rewards of their training efforts.
A relationship built on respect isguaranteed to last a long time. Youcan show respect for the learner indifferent ways. Start by respectingthe learner’s intelligence, byresponding to his/her mentalneeds.
Your tone of voice matters alot. Learners may not seetheir instructors face-to-facebut that doesn’t mean theywon’t notice yourapproach. Keep your toneconversational by using thefirst or second person.
Learning is mostly visual but too much graphicsdoes not aid instruction. It’s a distraction thatprevents learners from focusing their attention onthe material.Aim for useful design, not decoration. Give learnersenough room to breath by using white space.
“Show, don’t tell” is a simplepiece of advice given to writers.eLearning course developersshould take heed of this too byallowing learners to experiencethe course through action. Thismeans one thing: lessconversation and exposition, andmore action.
Treat learners as kings or queens. They’re notprisoners. Adult learners, after all, sign up foreLearning courses so that they can learn at self-directed pace. Allow them to maneuver yourmaterial. Don’t force on them what you think isgood for them.
Thou shalt focus on#10 activities, not screens.
Information is not evil but itdoesn’t belong in a sardinecan. Focus on screens andyou’re in for a learningdisaster.
Which points have been crucial to the success of youreLearning development?
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