Captivate your learners with relevant content
August 18, 2016
The key to creating engaging course content is making sure it's relevant. But how do we make sure were creating relevant content? Find out more in this blog post.
Sometimes it’s easy to get so excited about creating content that you miss the point of the project and create something that your learners struggle to relate to.
So, before you get stuck in, have a think about your audience, and the kind of relevant content that’s going to appeal to them.
Before you publish, ask yourself:
Does the course have what they need?
Here are some tips to get your learners on board and keep them there:
Use clear course objectives
Your learning objectives should be clear from the first five minutes of the course – learners want to know what’s in it for them, so be sure to let them know.
If your users know exactly what they’re getting out of it, they’re more likely to stay engaged with the content.
Focus on the learner & create actionable content
On-the-job learning is incredibly effective, but sometimes it just isn’t realistic.
Giving them the opportunity to encounter real-life scenarios through their e-learning content is an excellent way to bridge the gap.
It’s important to make an effort to understand your learners and tailor the course to suit their specific needs, adding questions and real world decisions will make them feel more involved.
Offer learners something practical to grab their attention
By giving them real life scenarios and asking how they would deal with such situations – build their knowledge and they can apply what theyve learnt in the workplace.
Appreciate your audience
Learners like to feel in control, that’s why it’s a good idea to show that you recognise their ability and knowledge.
Short pieces of content that have internal quizzes and assessments are a great way to challenge your learners whilst giving them the best chance possible at passing assessements, as well as retaining and refreshing information.
Use an appealing, reactive design
Using a variety of designs, layouts and images will make your content more interesting, if you learners like what they see they are more likely to be engaged and keep coming back for more.
Other helpful tips
It’s a good idea to keep these tips in mind for every piece of e-learning, making updates and refreshing existing content will engage and inspire your learners to come back and find out what’s new and useful to them.
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