There have been a couple of occasions recently where we’ve been asked to review and rate an ‘interactive’ e-learning programme. We duly registered our details, chose a password, and then logged on only to find that the experience is pretty passive…and the only real interaction required is to simply click on the arrow to travel through to the next page to read.
We call this style of e-learning – ‘online page turning’ because regardless how attractive the images and graphics are, if the user is simply reading and clicking through content then the (so-called) e-learning is nothing more than a glorified digital text book and probably wasn’t worth the investment spent to create it.
In these situations, we believe that the user experience is just too passive to achieve an effective learning experience.
In our view there are a few principles to keep in mind (and we also include in the solutions we develop) to create a truly effective e-learning programme:
If you’d like to hear more about our approach to e-learning or learn more about the solutions we’ve developed, please get in touch or take a look at a one of our case studies: