Effective E-Learning, Defined Well

I like that this is covered in-depth by this provider, before one ever begins to consider purchasing any of their products. Gives us educators a nice bit to think about before we go investing:

SuddenlySmart – What is Effective Elearning?

It’s widely accepted that e-learning requires interactivity to improve learners’ skills and deliver results. What’s not well understood is that not all types of interactivity are equally effective. In fact, the least effective forms of interactivity are also some of the most popular because they are easy to implement using templates and wizards. Examples include:

  • Fact-based quizzes dressed up as mini-games
  • Clicking glossy buttons to reveal more text
  • Interactivity that is over-produced and under-designed

Creating effective e-learning does require some creativity and knowledge of basic design principles, but that’s what makes it interesting. Design techniques that make e-learning truly effective include:

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About KappaDiva
Learning Leader Tech Ed Advocate Empassioned Educator Perpetual Student Professional Learner Chief Learning Officer Tonya is a learning leader, instructional design, performance support and multimedia communications professional, with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare, information systems, instructional design and training, web and creative design, internal and external marketing, PR and communications, social media, service excellence, leadership development and non-profit operations management. She is currently Director, Staff Learning & Development, Teach For America; President, A2ATD; principal and Chief Learning Officer of Kappa Beta Technology & Instruction; grad student at The University of Michigan; and author of the Learning Leader Blog (www.learningleader.org,) an emerging technologies resource for 21st century educators. She current is living in Macomb County, MI, with her cat and several Mac and iOS devices.

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