eLearning Authoring Revisited - Learning Objectives and Adaptive eLearning
How to design an eLearning course when Learning Objectives drive content presentation and course flow
There are free authoring tools available that let you create better eLearning courses that take less time to complete, and assess on the learner’s mastery of the learning objectives.In this post, we will review how easygenerator, a cloud-based free authoring tool that is rapidly adopted by eLearning professionals, provides these design options and functionalities.Let’s explore how to design an eLearning course in easygenerator when learning objectives drive content presentation and course flow.
- Designing the eLearning course
When designing an eLearning course, it is important to first determine learning objectives. Identifying the learning objectives outlines what the learner has to learn, or the expected learning outcomes. Secondly, is determining how to measure if the learner reached the identified learning objectives. This is accomplished not through screen progress, but with a series of assessment questions that need to be answered correctly. And finally, when designing an eLearning course it is important to make a determination that the information needed to answer the assessment questions correctly and to meet the defined learning outcomes, has been presented to the learner. This is a simple yet effective model! Easygenerator’s dashboard let’s you manage the process described easily. In comparison to other eLearning development approaches this will not save you a lot of time. The goal is that you can develop far better eLearning courses in the same or less time that you have been used to.
- An adaptive eLearning course that informs the learner of his progress
Easygenerator supports learning objectives by making them the center of course design. Easygenerator's innovative eLearning course design allows for courses to meet and adapt to learners' needs If you follow this design process the eLearning course will be adaptive The designed eLearning course template is smart, and based on design information it will create an adaptive eLearning course. It will inform the learner on his progress, create a personal plan or study advice based on that progress, and will target the learner’s areas of weakness to support improvement.
- Informing the learner on his progress
At the start of the eLearning course, the learner is asked to take a pre-assessment test. Based on the assessment outcome a personalized plan or study advice is generated, tailored specifically to the learner. Next to the study advice the learner will see his/her progress in the dashboard that is part of all these courses.
- eLearning Course Reporting
eLearning courses created with easygenerator report results to the LMS based on learning objectives met and not just a pass or fail report. With simply words, you can now report on how much progress each learner did based on each learning objective you have set. Since you have defined and align the learning objectives based on your company's, academic institution's, or school's goals, you are able to prove your major contribution in the success of these goals!
More detailed info and examples are available on the easygenerator website:
- Learning Objectives
- Adaptive eLearning
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