Be it any game, you need a right game plan or a strategy to succeed. And the same applies to eLearning design for corporate training. “eLearning when designed correctly with sound instructional design strategy has the potential to bring organizational excellence with a positive eLearning ROI. ” An instructional strategy is an action plan or a method to help people learn. It defines the approach to achieve learning objectives using various learning devices, techniques, resources, and various learning theories.
Note: You need to analyze the learning needs, learner profile and desired learning outcomes before you could finalize the learner-centered instructional strategy for your online training.
In this post, we will take a closer look at the top 4 proven instructional design strategies to enhance online training experience.
1. Story-Based Learning – Keep Them Intrigued
For instructional designers, designing eLearning content that keeps the learners engaged throughout the course is a challenging part. Having said that story-based learning breaks the monotony and avoid Clicky-Clicky Bling-Bling in the eLearning courses.
Story telling is the powerful approach to captivate your learner’s attention creating an engaging, emotional and perceptual learning experience. It contextualizes learning with interesting elements such as a strong narrative, interesting and thought-provoking plots, relatable characters, suspense and a strong message.
How to create Story-Based eLearning?
Crafting compelling story-based learning involves:
- Weaving a story around the content establishes relevancy and makes it contextual
- Using conversational narrative (tone) as if you are talking to learners
- Creating a conflict or tension
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