Who are you going to make the online learning environment for? What do you want to achieve with your training? What is the goal? Before you start making teaching materials, it is good to answer these questions and have a clear vision. This has a number of advantages:
An important part of this step is getting to know your target group (even better). A good education connects to the participants. There are several ways to increase your knowledge about the target group. Preferably you start a conversation with real participants. If that is not possible, you can also send a survey to find out more about them.
Topics that you definitely want more information about and that will be of great use to you when creating the course material are:
Responding to different learning styles is also very sensible! Take a look at the animation below.
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Difficult? No, certainly not. Of course, this only applies if you already know the content of what you want to teach the participants. Most companies already have a lot of learning material on the shelf. Think of machine instructions, hygiene guidelines or refresher courses aimed at nurses, for example.
If you have lesson material in the form of a reader, syllabus or even a book, you can use it to create an online learning environment. As a design you can use the order of the material. And you can easily enrich it with videos, read-aloud audio and interactive images.
You can easily create more than 30 different interactive exercises yourself. ProcademyAn example: watch the interactive exercise birds & feathers.
The online learning environment has nice exercises, questions and (partial) tests. Although you might want to shout it straight from the rooftops and roll it out big in your organization, you're usually wiser to first try out the online learning environment with a select group of 3 to 5 people. This way you avoid big mistakes that you might have overlooked and you can test if the training is clear and works.
Nothing stops you from sharing the online learning environment. Above all, tell (again) why this training is important and what it delivers. On to many enthusiastic students!
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