eLearning has become an integral part of corporate training as they are flexible, effective and easy to deliver. There are different forms in which companies use and develop eLearning material. Few companies use eLearning material internally while some use it externally; some companies use third party eLearning solutions while others develop their own solutions. No matter what type of solution a company uses, it needs to be polished to prevent errors.
Here are common eLearning mistakes that corporate professionals should avoid –
- Do not dump information on the learners. eLearning is a training, and its objective is to provide as much information as possible. But, this does not mean that users are bombarded with endless information. Summarize information and provide it in points instead of paragraphs.
- Do not ignore the audience while designing the solution. You need to take into consideration how the eLearning course will appear to the users and challenges faced by them. If users are not taken into consideration, eLearning course becomes ineffective.
- Revise your content for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Fluency in spoken and written language is expected out of developers of eLearning materials.
- Do not leave videos and other interactive content of your eLearning blog without review. Usually, students watch videos and use interactive content in eLearning blogs, and if these videos don’t work or stop working in middle, then efficiency of the system goes down.
- Do not fail to present a challenge to the people who are using the eLearning tutorial. Creating challenges develops interest, and motivates learners to think out-of-the-box. This, in turn, boosts learning and equips them to handle real challenges and situations.
Small mistakes in development and delivery of eLearning material can have significant influence on its efficiency and effectiveness.