E-learning has suddenly taken the world by storm. It has helped students to get their required learning experience easily and from anywhere with just an internet connection. The global market for e-learning has also grown exponentially and as of now there are reported revenues of more than $50 billion worldwide. But, learning should always be fun and an interesting activity. So, easy learning techniques should not be the only criterion that e-learning should fulfil.
Learning should always be an interesting activity and unfortunately, sometimes, even the most interesting subjects can turn out to be boring when it is under the wrong hands. E-learning is no exception when it comes to this. If your course is not designed with care, it may turn out to be boring and unpopular. Here are some steps which will help you in this matter:
1. Understand the Objective of Your Course
Not only you, but even the students should understand the objective of the course. Will they get to learn what they are expecting? What are the benefits that your students will get after completing the course? Everything should be transparent.
2. Not just interactive, it needs to be practical
It is a good thing that you have made your e-learning courses interactive; but is it serving the purpose. Interactive is the best feature when it comes to e-learning. It lets the learner to have a better control over what they are learning. There are different types of interactive learning processes like click to pop-up, rollover, carousel, flash cards, and the list goes on. You must be aware which type is best-suited for your e-learning courses.
A thing is interesting when you spend a lot of time with it. If an e-learning course is supposed to be interesting, then learners should be able to feel easy to navigate. Otherwise, they would just close the window and never come back. Navigation also helps the learners in their flow of learning. Bad navigational styles make it less efficient and hamper the whole learning process.
Multimedia is an effective medium for learning. It helps learners to connect and stimulates the brain to form a memory of the course through visual description. It has been found through research that one can remember things more easily through visual descriptions.
If you are using narration for some text in your e-learning course, then make sure that you use proper human narration rather than robotic ones. It will give the impression of human interaction. Also, do not use a narration that feels boring. It should be well-articulated and have a script that makes the user understand the topic very well.