1. Gamify your learning content

The gamification of learning is a trend that is on the rise. By introducing game mechanics to your eLearning content, you can increase learner engagement and motivation.

  1. Tell a story

Storytelling has been a learning style long before the introduction of technology. By sharing either illustrative or real-life stories with learners, it’s possible to relate your eLearning to everyday life as well as entertain learners. 

  1. Pose questions that require more than yes or no answers

Although they make great tools for assessing knowledge and understanding, it can be tempting for learners to race through multiple choice questionnaires. By incorporating open-ended questions learners will receive the opportunity to consider what they have learnt and put it into their own words.

  1. Create discussion spaces for learners to interact

The emergence and widespread adoption of social media mean that people are generally more willing to connect and search for meaning using online communities. Social learning offers learners the opportunity to extend learning outside the walls of the classroom and your eLearning module.

  1. Include beautiful multimedia

Modern, well-designed pictures, videos, interactive charts and quizzes will suggest to learners that the content you’re teaching them is up-to-date and topical.

  1. Translate your eLearning into real-world exercises

To successfully motivate learners, it’s vital to link the new information you’re providing them with to their day-to-day life. Real-world exercises will prompt learners to consider the legitimacy and relevancy of your eLearning.

  1. Build problem-based scenarios as part of your assessments

Problem-based scenarios present a perfect opportunity to encourage learners to grapple with difficult issues and to raise questions about the application of their new knowledge.

  1. Personalise modules by including learners’ names

Small gestures can go a long way. By using learners’ names and other personalised information you can put learners at ease and make them feel like the content was created uniquely for them.