4 Ways To Enhance The Online Learning Experience
We have the opportunity now to transition online learning from something done purely out of necessity to a truly powerful educational training tool.
Provide on-demand access. “One problem in a traditional classroom is that the teacher can only teach at one pace. Moving online provides a fundamental shift where students can learn anytime, anywhere, and at their own pace,” explains Phillips. On-demand learning means students can move quickly through concepts they find easier, and spend more time on the ones they find more challenging.
Break content down into manageable pieces.A long lesson can feel overwhelming for a learner. Rather than having one single lecture explaining a concept, that content needs to be broken down into a series of short segments. This applies for all types of content and is especially important for video and audio.
Content that’s broken down into segments gives learners the option to finish everything in one sitting, or do it piece by piece over a few sessions. It also allows learners to go back and review a specific piece of content without having to sort through a long video or pages of text. headtopics.com
When content is delivered in manageable pieces, learners are more likely to watch an entire video or go through the entire lesson. WizePrep found that the average duration of a learner’s session was 25 minutes, and that learners stopped watching videos after the five-minute mark.
Use gamification to keep learners engaged.Gamification is the process of adding features commonly found in games such as earning points and badges, progress tracking, and receiving rewards. Not only do these additions make learning feel more fun, they help learners stay motivated as well.
A progress bar helps students visualize their progress, which in turn helps them feel a sense of accomplishment. This sense of accomplishment is further boosted by earning rewards and badges as learners work their way through a course. Pop ups with words of encouragement can be used to ensure learners don’t feel defeated if they’re repeatedly struggling with a concept. A quick celebratory pop up at the end of a unit reinforces their progress and provides a nice dopamine boost that motivates them to keep going further. The possibilities of gamification are endless.
We have an incredible opportunity to transition online learning from something done purely out of necessity to a truly powerful educational training tool, and the time to do that is now.Ashira Prossack is an Internationally recognized Leadership and Communication coach, speaker, and trainer. She works with high performers to help them develop the skills headtopics.com
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