Using Humor In eLearning: What To Do And What To Avoid

Many professionals will tell you to avoid humor when designing your eLearning course, as it is a delicate matter: What a learner may find hilarious, another might find upsetting or even deeply offensive. However, there are so many proven benefits of adding a few funny elements to your eLearning projects, that giving it a try is certainly worth it.

In this article, I will show you how to use humor to make your eLearning courses more engaging and memorable, without jeopardizing their quality.

Let’s say you found the perfect way to use humor in your eLearning courses. But how about your stakeholders? What happens if you suggest using a little bit of humor and your client or Subject Matter Expert replies “This course is no laughing matter”?

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