There are times when sequence and structure are the best approach. However, giving your online learners free roam of the eLearning course map offers a variety of benefits. In this article, I’ll share 8 tips to promote Non-Linear eLearning Navigation.
It’s not always about moving from point A to point B. Can you design free roaming courses?
If a course is not intrinsically interesting, then adding bells and whistles in the form of games and adventures can only serve to improve its cosmetic value. The core content remains in the same state – boring and ineffective.
Paint on a glittering game layer won’t ‘fix’ a dull course. Insights for designers here!
Content chunking is quite similar – it is the process of breaking down content into smaller, bite-sized bits of easily digestible information that are easy to comprehend, learn, and commit to memory.
Design Chunking: words to live by. Read this ‘nicely chunked’ article to see when you should be using this technique and when you should not.
One factor that makes eLearning materials work the way they do is design. Graphic designers employ various techniques and principles to make eLearning more effective. Below are 4 reasons why using graphic design in eLearning works so well.
On the desktop, on the laptop, on the pad, on the phone — e-learning can put you in the way of learning so many new things… IF IT WORKS. The key is instructional design and expert instruction.
Want to know about the pros and cons of using Branching Scenarios in eLearning? Check everything you need to know about using Branching Scenarios.
Have you ever fallen asleep on the keyboard while clicking through on-demand e-learning modules? I have. There’s lots of page turner and quiz e-learning out there and it bores me to death. HOWEVER, branching scenarios really change the game. Learn more about this challenging design process!
Marie Norman, PhD “…there are a number of small mistakes that can shorten the shelf-life of video unnecessarily, limit its reusability, and compel you to re-record sooner than you’d like. I know because I’ve made virtually all these mistakes myself!
Creating ‘Evergreen Video’ is the idea. Marier Norman offers find advice that will extend the life of our video presentations. Time Saver! Don’t miss it!
EDUC 763 Instructional Design for E-Learning
January 3 – February 24, 2017
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning*
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