Engagement is a critical element of learning. If we can get people to pay attention to what we’ve developed or what we’re saying and engage with us, the content, and each other, learning follows.
Gaining and maintaining engagement in the physical classroom seems straightforward: If learners look bored or inattentive, we adjust our training style on the fly or call on people to recapture their attention. But in eLearning, especially self-paced eLearning, driving engagement requires much more planning, monitoring, and, most of all, creativity.
So how do we drive engagement in eLearning and mLearning? Interactivities can help, but only if we design those interactivities effectively. Learners also need engaging content, an engaging (or at least not frustrating) interface, engaging media and visual design, and maybe a game here and there. In this eBook, experts provide 68 tips for making sure your learners are fully engaged, in areas including:
- Creating engaging content
- Creating an engaging interface
- Using interactivities to drive engagement
- Using media and visual design effectively
- Using games for learning
- Measuring engagement and learning
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