It’s hard to believe it’s December already. As 2019 draws to a close, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at the most popular blog posts of the past year. What are people interested in, and what does it say about the current state of eLearning? Let’s find out!
Our Most Popular Posts of 2019
Tips for Designing Accessible Learning
From the beginning of the year, this post was all about usability, and what you can do to create an online course environment that doesn’t pose any barriers to learning. Check it out for a closer look at how you can design effective eLearning for all learners, and what you should think about as you consider the different needs of learners with vision loss, hearing loss, or cognitive impairments.
Stop Boring Your Learners!
Well, this post got straight to the point! But its popularity with readers underscores just how much we’re focused on finding the secret to designing compelling eLearning that motivates and engages our learners. Revisit it to discover some of the key things you should consider when developing eLearning, from including games to making room for knowledge sharing and practical exercises. Moving beyond point and click training is within your reach – we promise!
Ask the Right Training Analysis Questions
A perennial favourite, this post gets right to the heart of what it takes to develop a solid eLearning experience. And the answer is? Asking the right questions, of course! Jill takes a closer look at the questions you should ask not only before you start your course development, but also during the development process and after your eLearning is released into the wild. What are the right training analysis questions? Everything from “what are your goals?” to “what’s the most effective way to present your learning material?” to “is the training cost-effective?” and beyond. Take another look at this one – it’ll save you a lot of heartache later.
Make Your eLearning More Appealing
It was really all leading up to this post, right? You figure out how to stop boring your learners, then you discover how to ask the right traning analysis questions, but the main thing any eLearning developer wants is to design courseware that, at the end of the day, appeals to learners. After all, if your eLearning isn’t appealing, your message simply won’t be communicated. Some learners dread the idea of taking more training; Russell takes a look at some simple ways you can overcome that roadblock.
When Your Training Isn’t Working
Okay, so maybe it isn’t as easy as all that. The popularity of this post shows that there is still a lot of eLearning out there that isn’t quite hitting the mark. But it’s encouraging that so many people are actively trying to fix what is broken. Take another look at some of the common problems we have assembled here, along with some steps you can take to overcome them. You can do it!
So, what does all this mean in the end? As we look back at which of our blog posts struck a particular chord with readers, we can see that there is a real desire to produce eLearning that not only educates, but also engages and motivates. We know that the best learning happens when the end user is involved in the material, and it’s our job to spark that sense of connection, whatever the learner’s background or ability. And, even if we don’t succeed the first time, there’s always the chance to do better.
One of the best things you can do for your learning & development program is create a comprehensive learning strategy that takes into account all the issues explored in these blog posts. Happily, we have compiled an eBook that will help you do just that. Consider it an early Christmas present, as we all look forward to a 2020 filled with informative articles to help shape your learning into its best possible form.