THE BEST e-LEARNING
More and more is being written about the growing importance of e-Learning. And, in terms of future potential, those opinions are essentially correct.
At this moment in training’s continuum, however, much that passes for e-Learning has little actual training value. That is because much of e-Learning today is either PowerPoint adaptations or written procedure adaptations – neither of which teaches anyone much of anything. At best they are examples of e-Information!
The future of e-Learning continues to be very bright. Those producers today that are using the developmental techniques associated with multiple media (full motion video, graphic animations and optional full audio) are producing powerful e-Learning programs.
We should be looking for six underlying traits when committing to our e-Learning initiatives: content accuracy, full optional-audio, animations and video, instructional quality, programming reliability, administrative capabilities, and network reliability. (Plus, when appropriate, gaming is proven to increase retention.)
Complete with pre-and post-tests, easy-to-follow menus, short teaching segments that are based on performance objectives, simulations, practice exercises — e-Learning can help define the best in training.
(I would urge you to bookmark InstructionalDesignExpert.com as it has lots of good information about a number of instructional design issues.)
E-Learning will certainly continue to be in our future. We all just need to have a better understanding of what truly works and what does not —- because, our trainees deserve better than much of what we are currently labeling e-Learning.
More on Monday – – –
— Bill Walton, co-Founder, ITC Learning
May 30, 2018
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