For a lot of reasons, eLearning is an amazing way to train people. It helps you deliver a consistent message to your trainees. It’s almost infinitely scalable, with virtually no incremental delivery costs. And it allows you to set up situations that would be difficult (or impossible) to safely arrange in a real environment. That said, if eLearning isn’t done right, it can be pretty painful to sit through. Sitting…staring at a screen…taking a brutally boring course…alone…can make you think pretty evil things about the person who’s forcing you to sit through that abomination.
You see, live classroom training is all about people and social interaction while learning. On the contrary, the “anywhere, anytime” aspect of eLearning removes the core human element inherent in “same time, same place” learning. As a result, poorly executed eLearning can feel a bit robotic (DANGER Will Robinson). So in this article, let’s look at design strategies to humanize your eLearning and guarantee you keep people engaged (with no evil thoughts).
Tags: Engagement Tips