1. Storytelling example
Storytelling is a tried and tested learning approach. Why? For the simple reason that stories are much more interesting than facts. Adding people, emotion and drama to your content can lift even the driest of material and make it engaging.
2. Adaptive assessment example
We’re all familiar with assessments at the end of elearning modules to test understanding, but have you tried an assessment at the start to determine who needs to learn what? Adaptive assessment example: (https://www.elucidat.com/showcase/#personalized-compliance-assessment)
3. Reflective Learning example
Often, the learning experiences that resonate the most are the ones that challenge us, making us stop and think. These experiences are less about teaching or telling and more about guiding learners to reach their own conclusions. Use reflective personal questions to engage the audience with detailed historical and political content.
See this reflective elearning example:
4. Example of Short Chunks of Content
Not only will it feel more manageable for learners, but giving them control over the path they take through the chunks makes it a more adult learning experience as well. The more you respect your learners and their choices, the more engaged they’re likely to be.
5. Web-style elearning example
Many modern learners have high expectations of digital experiences. They’re used to smooth web and app browsing; if you want your elearning to complete it needs to be web-style as well. See this web-style learning example:
6. Example of a branching scenario
Putting learners in the driving seat is a great way of increasing their engagement with a digital learning experience. ‘Choose your own adventure’ style scenarios immerse users in a story and allows them to make decisions that control the outcome. This approach allows users to learn through experiencing consequences rather than being informed of them.
7. Example of performance support
Learning shouldn’t be separated from the day job. Short, snappy performance support resources designed to be used ‘on the job’ can keep the learning alive. They often go down well with learners too, as they’re designed to be succinct and useful above all else. See this mobile-friendly performance example.
8. Infographic example
Not all digital learning experiences need to be interactive. A well-designed, informative infographic can communicate core messages very effectively. Take a look at the modern learner infographic.
9. Example using social comparison
Adding an element of social sharing and comparison to a learning experience appeals to the natural curiosity in all of us. Social polls are an effective way of sharing users’ responses with each other in an impactful – yet anonymous – way. See this elearning example.
10. Video-driven story example
If budget and time allow, video dramas are an undeniably powerful way of engaging and immersing learners. The high-impact nature grabs attention, but a powerful storyline is what’s needed to retain attention. See this video-based elearning example.
1. Storytelling example