5 eLearning Mistakes to Avoid

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  • 5 eLearning Mistakes to Avoid

    Michael Management Corporation

    www.michaelmanagement.com

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    Meet Your Host & Speaker

    Erin Lett

    Operations Manager

    Joined MMC in 2010

    BA in Communications from Stetson

    elett@michaelmanagement.com

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    Meet Your Co-Speaker

    Leslie Bass

    Project Manager &

    Senior Instructional Designer

    Over 25 years IT experience

    Joined MMC as Lead Instructional Designer

    Created hundreds of eLearning simulations

    lbass@michaelmanagement.com

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    Developing Good eLearning is Hard

    Ever wonder what your students really think of the

    eLearning courses you build?

    Employees will often offer complaints before praise.

    Many employee complaints can be easily addressed.

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    Developing Good eLearning is Hard

    As the leading provider of online SAP training, were

    the first to tell you that developing good eLearning

    material is challenging!

    Over 90 certification level eLearning courses

    1,000 hands-on simulation lessons

    Delivered over 25,000 online training sessions

    to over 6,000 students

    - 200 corporate customers

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    Developing Good eLearning is Hard

    Many students are only taking the course because

    they have to, not because they want to.

    Others take the course because they truly want to.

    Their motivation is different, but they also want the

    course to be focused and a good use of their time. Improve their job skills

    Make them more efficient

    Avoid mistakes & errors

    Solve problems

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    # 1 Wrong Tools & Unclear Objectives

    Using the wrong tool to create your eLearning is just

    as dangerous as having poorly defined objectives.

    Rapid eLearning packages should be labeled

    For Emergency Use Only!

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    # 1 Wrong Tools & Unclear Objectives

    Begin by deconstructing your existing material.

    No single tool performs every function an eLearning

    developer requires. Try several before committing!

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    Learning objectives focus on action.

    Learning objectives require clear goals.

    - Why is the course being built?

    - What is expected after completing the course?

    - What is the desired outcome?

    # 1 Wrong Tools & Unclear Objectives

    Describe

    Analyze

    Build

    Compose

    Identify

    List

    Order

    Verify

    Break learning objectives into smaller subcategories.

    - List main objective

    - List smaller supporting objectives

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    # 2 Time & Interactivity Engagement Issues

    Keep lessons no longer than 30 minutes, maybe shorter

    depending on the scope & topic.

    Break complex training concepts into smaller lessons.

    Test your audience and then fine-tune each module.

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    The absence of a classroom & instructor must

    be replaced with engaging & valuable features.

    Include interactive click-through, quizzes, games,

    simulations, etc.

    Ask questions & teach students how to apply

    their knowledge.

    # 2 Time & Interactivity Engagement Issues

    ANSWER A ANSWER B

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    # 3 Inappropriate Use of Audio& Visual Elements

    Audio & Visual elements are key objects of eLearning.

    Include audio on every slide & use professionals.

    Poor quality & inconsistencies can distract and take

    away from your learners overall experience.

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    Create a visually stimulating experience for your learners.

    Stay away from stock images.

    # 3 Inappropriate Use of Audio& Visual Elements

    Use images of your own team members.

    - More interesting

    - More relevant & fun!

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    Dont link to external content.- Video URLs can change unexpectedly

    - Publishers can change the content to just about anything

    - Content & quality can be poor/grainy/outdated

    # 3 Inappropriate Use of Audio& Visual Elements

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    # 4 Feature & Content Overloading

    As technology exists, we often feel we

    must have it & we must use it.

    Important to identify where authoring

    tool features are applicable and have

    educational value.

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    Avoid overloading your slides with too much content.

    # 4 Feature & Content Overloading

    Focus on one main idea per slide.

    Replace paragraphs with bullet points.

    Replace text and numbers with visuals/charts/graphics.

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    # 5 Lack of Assessment & Feedback

    Evaluate & assess your students on a regular basis.

    Implement quizzes, surveys & assignments that

    evaluate student progress.

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    It is important to collect course feedback from learners.- Did you feel satisfied with the course overall?

    - Did you experience any technical issues?

    - If you could offer any suggestions, what would they be?

    # 5 Lack of Assessment & Feedback

    Dont be afraid of your mistakes correct them!

    - Use your feedback and turn it into actionable items.

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    # 1 Wrong Tools & Unclear Objectives

    # 2 Time & Interactivity Engagement Issues

    Summary

    # 3 Inappropriate Use of Audio & Visual Elements

    # 5 Lack of Assessment & Feedback

    # 4 Feature & Content Overloading

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    Questions & Answers

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    Contact us at (800) 608-0490

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