The eLearning technology is advancing rapidly, and skills that were competitive even a few years ago are quickly becoming obsolete. To stay current in the learning experience design field, instructional designers and eLearning developers should constantly keep up with the new trends and technologies.
Here are 7 things you should learn to do today in order to produce advanced eLearning courses for your organization and your clients.
See the list below or download this handout as a PDF file.
- Make learning fun with a leaderboard.
A leaderboard can make the learning process fun, introduce competition, and motivate the learners. Fortunately, it’s easy to add a leaderboard to your Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate course.
- Change content based on the learner’s location.
This comes up often in companies whose learners are located in different states or even countries. Not all learning content may apply to all locations, so you should be able to produce courses that detect the learner’s location and provide different learning experiences based on the learner’s geographic location.
- Display courses in full screen.
This means being able to hide the browser panel, address bar, taskbar, etc. to ensure immersive learning experience. Switching to full screen and back is easy, and it can become an invaluable tool in your toolbox.
- Collect advanced learning data.
In addition to the standard data the course reports, such as progress and score, you should be able to capture additional data such as the answers the learner selects, the buttons she clicks, the slides she visits, etc.
- Draw dynamic charts and graphs.
If the course deals with numeric data, you can offer the learners to generate custom charts based on the inputs they provide. This is an excellent visual learning tool.
- Add custom progress bars.
Most eLearning courses include a default rigid progress bar that cannot be customized. You should be able to add a custom progress bar that you can place anywhere on the slide and control it with a variable.
- Offer PDFs that include the learner’s inputs.
A PDF job aid is nothing new to eLearning. A course-generated PDF job aid that includes the learner’s answers and reflections is something that comes in handy in many learning situations.
Next step: explore all advanced eLearning development tools and start using them today.
A leaderboard can make the learning process fun, introduce competition, and motivate the learners.
Not all learning content may apply to all locations. This is why the company should be able to produce courses that detect the learner’s location and provide different learning experiences based on the learner’s geographic location.
The benefits include being able to hide the browser panel, address bar, taskbar, etc. to ensure immersive learning experience.
Custom charts that the learners can generate based on the inputs they provide are an excellent visual learning tool.
A company can collect the progress and score of the learners, the answers the learners select, the buttons they click, the slides they visit, etc.