Give learners a voice: Ditch the one-size-fits-all course design model by giving learners more control and options to personalize their learning experiences
- Let users choose an avatar that best represents them
- Increase learner engagement by using their name throughout the course
- Create adaptive learning paths that meet the unique needs of each learner
- Allow learners to choose closed captioning, audio narration, design themes, and other course preferences
- Personalize feedback based on quiz scores and on-slide actions
- Use gamification techniques to add personalization to courses
Who wants to suffer through boring, impersonal e-learning courses that aren’t relevant to their professional lives? Most learners don’t like click-next courses that make them feel invisible or fail to address their specific needs.
That’s why engagement and motivation are so important.
And an easy way to increase learner engagement is to give learners opportunities to personalize their learning experience.
How to Design Personalized E-Learning Solutions
One way to personalize courses is to refer to the learner by name throughout the course. This is easily achieved with a simple text entry variable that’s called each time you want to address the learner by name.
Related: Gamify an E-Learning Course
A more advanced solution is to design adaptive learning paths to accommodate different needs of learners.
Whether you attempt a simple or more complex design, your goal should be to move beyond the one-size-fits-all approach that’s common to most e-learning courses. How you do that is what this week’s challenge is all about!
Challenge of the Week
This week, your challenge is to share an example that demonstrates one or more ways to personalize an e-learning course using gamification techniques. You can use a real-world project you’ve built or a quick demo you mocked up for the challenge.
Last Week’s Challenge:
Before you personalize this week’s challenge, check out the button starter kits your fellow community members shared in last week’s challenge:
Wishing you a personalized week, E-Learning Heroes!
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.