Levels of Interactivity in eLearning Content

Interactivity is an important element of self-paced eLearning courses. For effectiveness of delivery, it is extremely critical that learners are engaged in a manner that makes learning experience interesting and compelling to focus and learners easily grasp or understand the learnings. This is achieved by making learning courses interactive. A number of standards have been framed to define level of interactivity. One of the most widely followed standard is the one formulated by Department of Defense (DOD), which defines 4 levels of interactivity:

Level I: Passive

In this level, the learner acts merely as a receiver of information. The learner may read text on the screen as well as view graphics, illustrations and charts. The learner may interact simply by using navigational buttons to move forward or back through the program. Engagement Techniques: Learning Content consisting of Simple Text accompanied by Graphics, Illustrative Images, Charts, etc.; Navigation Buttons

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