As an eLearning designer you have to create online courses that will keep your learners engaged from start to finish; else you will lose them. The 10 Ideas to Create Engaging eLearning Courses Infographic provides you with ten ideas to create captivating online courses that your learners just can’t leave.
Idea 1: Weave a story. Use the Story-Arc model
Weaving a story can make your courses interesting.
Idea 2: Create a dynamic, vibrant, and enthusiastic narrator
A narrator not only provides credibility to your teach but also creates an opportunity for you to build a rapport with your audience.
Idea 3: Make your characters human, believable and memorable
Like the narrator, the characters in your story too are pivotal to help your audience relate to the content and keep them interested in what you have to say.
Idea 4: Write in the active voice
Writing in the active voice lets you talk to the learner in an informal tone like a friend, so he naturally listens. The active voice is more impactful because the directness of the tone hits learners like punches.
Idea 5: Go social
Create engaging social learning experiences by introducing features like interactive discussion boards or forums where instructors can answer learners’ questions.
Idea 6: Grab eyeballs with powerful headlines
Your headlines should intrigue learners and compel them to delve into the content. Express your emotions through the headlines and choose impactful words to convey your feelings to the learners.
Idea 7: Harness the power of visuals
Several studies confirm that visuals improve the instructional soundness of your courses besides keeping learners engaged.
Idea 8: Invite your learners to explore and discover
The adult corporate learner loves to learn by discovering things for himself. So create opportunities within the eLearning course that allow learners to explore around.
Idea 9: Don’t fear to add humor
Don’t forget that you’re talking to a human with feelings. Use humor to start the course off on a more relaxed tone. Humor makes content memorable because the endorphins that are released when we laugh help cement memories.
Idea 10: Keep it real
The adult corporate learner has to be convinced that your course has value for him before you can make him take it or keep him engaged. So ensure that you put the learning into context. Create realistic scenarios that reflect the realities and the challenges of the learner’s workplace.
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