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Need e-learning tips? Say no more! With these 10 tips, you'll know exactly where to start, and creating e-learning suddenly becomes a lot easier!
ut before we jump ahead: what is e-learning anyway?
Creating e-learning (electronic learning) involves electronically acquiring knowledge, namely through a computer, tablet, or phone. In addition to online learning taking 40-60% less time, it also increases retention rates by 25-60%. This makes a employee around 26% more valuable. Wow!
AAlways wanted to create an e-learning course, but have no idea where to start? No worries! This article will help you set up your e-learning course.
With the following 10 tips on creating e-learning, you can be sure that your e-learning course will be a success!l
It is wise to think about what you want to achieve with your e-learning course. Therefore, consider what your learners should know at the end of the training. So, think about the learning objectives of your e-learning course. You can do this using a structure. First, write down everything a learner should be able to do after completing your online training.
Make this as concrete as possible, such as "able to write a job application letter" or "understand the basics of SEO". These are your learning objectives. Then, write down all the steps someone needs to take to achieve the learning objectives.
Try to describe the path as logically as possible. These are your sub-goals. Next, divide the steps into sections. Sections make it easier for learners to follow your curriculum because you bundle related topics together.
For example, a section could be "the motivation letter". Divide these sections into lessons, where the actual content of your training is. Lastly, put the sections in a logical order.
This may sound a bit like "we recommend our own product". However, it is essential to choose the right tool for your e-learning course. This should be a tool that fits your online training. User-friendliness is also a point of consideration. You don't want to spend hours figuring out a tool: you want to start building your training right away. The e-book also contains a complete step-by-step plan for finding a suitable e-learning tool.
Tip: Choose e-learning software in combination with an authoring tool. This way, you can create your online training and analyze the results of learners in one place!
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Distraction is always lurking in an online training. Facebook and LinkedIn are just a click away. Therefore, you want your learners to stay focused on your training. What helps is improving the readability of your training. There are tricks for this, which we describe extensively in our blog post on writing web content.
Examples of tricks for better readability:
Microlearning means that you divide your training into small, bite-sized pieces. This is easier to learn than one long online course. Think of Duolingo, for example. Here, you can learn new words and grammar, divided into small 'bites'. Microlearning also stimulates your learner to complete your training. When your learner has completed part of the course, he/she often feels motivated to continue. This is in contrast to a long course where you may lose interest halfway through the curriculum.
Vary the types of content in your e-learning to keep it interesting. For example, record a video or add one from YouTube. Link to an interesting infographic or news article. Add photos or a quiz. The possibilities are endless.
Podcasts are also very trendy nowadays and are increasingly being used in e-learning as well.
One of the advantages of providing online training is that you can offer each participant their own learning path. This way, you can easily respond to the needs of your learners. If a learner does not understand something, you can offer them extra content.
Conversely, if a learner finds a part of your online course very easy, you can give them more in-depth material. This way, you increase the results of your participants!
Teachers who used to say that repetition was necessary to learn things were secretly right. It has been scientifically proven that not repeating lesson material leads to forgetting. If a learner reads something today and you don't repeat it, 80% to 90% will be forgotten within a week.
Therefore, ensure sufficient repetition in your e-learning. Think of summaries, quizzes, and tests.
Most people are social creatures, but e-learnings are mainly focused on the individual. However, you can stimulate the sense of belonging. For example, let your learners work on an assignment together. Besides being a nice change of pace, this also motivates your learners to complete your course. In the Pluvo chat, learners can easily discuss assignments, so meeting each other in real life is not even necessary.
he beauty of making an online course is that you can immediately test your knowledge. This also helps your learners remember your lesson material (remember, repetition wins!). Repeat the learned lesson material at the end of a chapter with a practice test and conclude a module with a final test. This way, they will never forget your content!
Occasionally, you can make a joke in your training. Laughing relaxes the body, and a relaxed body is more receptive to new ideas. This way, your learners ultimately stay more focused!
Now that you know how to make a successful e-learning, what are you waiting for?
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