We’ve all sat through a poorly designed e-Learning courses: slides that give no context or are too packed with information, narration that merely reads the words on the screen without adding any additional information, difficult navigation or a presentation hampered by needless visuals or formal jargon.
Often, the reason for these and many other e-Learning mistakes is that course creators are following commonly-held practices without realizing these same practices are making their e-Learning courses a mess.
This e-book by Allen Interactions covers ten ways common e-Learning design practices may be hurting your presentations and how to fix those design mistakes to make your e-Learning presentations more effective.
What You’ll Find
10 commonly-held practices that will ruin your e-Learning:
- Create your e-Learning by converting PowerPoint slides from an Instructor-Led course
- Record verbatim the words that are on the screen
- Add navigation buttons, but never let the learner back up or move forward until the audio stops
- Write e-Learning to be an exhaustive treatment of the content
- Welcome the learner with a formal statement of learning objectives
- Limit your interactions severely to accommodate the Learning Management System data standards
- Score and record every action the user takes
- Use a photo of a person and a speech bubble to introduce all textual statements
- Use standard templates for screen layout
- Explain every function and nuance of the interface before letting the learner begin the course
Download the e-book 10 Ways to Ruin Your e-Learning by Following Commonly-Held Practices
- Would you add any other commonly-held e-Learning practices to this list? What problems did you see and how would you fix them?