Custom eLearning that engages and empowers the learner.
Through relatable scenarios, engaging games, and thought-provoking knowledge checks, my goal is to create something better than a course. Passive text alone is not enough to fully engage the learner. Experiential learning is key to employee development. Learners learn by making choices and reflecting on their decisions. Throughout each course, I think it’s important to weave interactive assessments that provide multiple points for learners to engage the material and enjoy feedback tailored to their individual choices.
I develop eLearning using a variety of software and tools that include Articulate, Captivate, Lectora, and custom HTML5 solutions. I also work with Learning Management Systems large and small and deliver courses that meet your SCORM and data rich xAPI learning-related tracking needs.
Something I’ve learned along the way and through school: I like to consider encoding techniques that serve to relate new information to what learners already know. I think it’s important to build convincing imagery that forms mental images, and creates associations among information that needs to be remembered. This requires high-quality interactive video, animation and graphics coupled with good storytelling techniques.
Consider how we learn: Many of us believe that if we study information over and over it will sink in. This is often a frustrating and ineffective process. In contrast, a retrieval-based approach to information recall is not only more effective, but much more engaging for the learner. A relatable scenario, whether through video, animation, spoken word or games, provides these cues and embeds new information into memory. The key to good retrieval is developing effective cues that will lead the learner back to the encoded information.
Retrieval-Based Learning =
80% Information Recall Increase
According to a Stanford University study, retrieval-based learning increases information recall by 80% compared to standard learning with quiz questions at the end of a course. Scenario-based assessments provide opportunities to reconsider the subject-matter in a new light. A means to recalling information allows for abstract thought that translates into a deeper understanding of the course material.
It comes down to creating entertaining, thought provoking, and memorable experiences. Good eLearning engages and empowers the learner!
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