What are 5 things Instructional Designers and Course Developers should avoid when creating eLearning?
Consider the following when creating eLearning:
- Overloading learners with information: Avoid overwhelming learners with too much information at once. Break up the content into smaller chunks and provide opportunities for learners to review and practice.
- Ignoring accessibility: Ensure that the eLearning course is accessible to all learners, including those with disabilities. Use clear and simple language, provide closed captioning, and ensure that the course is usable with a screen reader.
- Not considering the learner’s perspective: Avoid creating eLearning that is focused solely on the instructor or organization’s perspective. Instead, design the course with the learner in mind, considering their needs and preferences.
- Not providing feedback: Avoid not providing learners with feedback on their progress and performance. This can make it difficult for them to understand how they are doing and where they need to improve.
- Not testing the course: Avoid not testing the course before it is released. Test the course on Review My Elearning using different devices and browsers, and gather feedback from end-users to ensure that the course is accessible and functional!
By avoiding these mistakes you can create eLearning that is engaging, effective and user-friendly for your learners.