Encourage Learners to Reflect on What They Just Learned
Keeping learners focused and engaged can be a real challenge.
For many learners, the e-learning course is just another workplace hurdle they need to overcome before they can focus on their “real work.”
What are some ways course designers can keep learners focused and engaged without overcomplicating the development process?
One way to engage your learners is by inviting them to reflect on what they just learned. Rather than building custom practice activities for every module, try asking your learners an open-ended question that connects the content to real-world activities.
Example of Learning Journals in E-Learning
Here's a learning journal from Tracy Carroll. The journal is available throughout the course and features text entry fields to capture learners' thoughts for each section. There's even a print option that lets learners print their responses.
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an example that shows how learning journals and note-taking can be used in e-learning courses.
You don’t have to build out a fully working example.
Your goal for this challenge is to show different ways learners can reflect on their material and collect the info for later use.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Check out the interactive job aids your fellow challengers shared over the past week:
New to the E-Learning Challenges?
The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.