How do clever people manage preferences?
This will not be a new concept to those of you who are clever e-learning developers so if you have something you would be prepared to share, I would be sincerely appreciative.
I am developing e-learning through SL2 (basically because I cannot justify the cost of Articulate 360 at the moment) and I have become aware of particular language styles suiting particular people so am wondering how I can best develop e-learning to suit an individual's language style or attitude.
Let me explain. Some people just need to be told what to do and how to do it. Others need to understand why something needs to be done in a particular way. This means that e-learning developed without consideration for the different behavioural (yes, I am Australian so we use the 'U') needs is rarely likely to deliver the benefits that face-to-face training does where the presenter can vary the style to suit the audience or different audiences.
How can this be effectively achieved in e-learning?
I am playing around with the idea of asking a couple of different questions that, depending on the preferred answers, would result in each trainee being diverted to a language and presentation style that best seems to suit their needs. It does mean duplicating the presentation but I do think it may result in a small upfront investment in time but a much better application and learning experience. Any thoughts or experiences?