A Context for Performance (Results) Based Training
Learner-Centered Delivery Skills and Systems
Delivery Skills that Facilitate Performance
The Importance of Feedback, Reinforcement, and Motivational Incentives
Using Media-Based Delivery Systems
Selecting Methods That Compliment Delivery Systems
Evaluation Related to Training Delivery Systems
Emerging Trends in Instructional Delivery Systems
Moises Sheinberg is the president of a consulting agency specializing in developing and delivery of e-learning courses. In this article he explains that knowing the intended audience of your learning material will help shape the design of the program.
While content and valid learning objectives are certainly important to a successful e-learning program, the audience needs to be considered more than in traditional learning environments. If the learner doesn't have the necessary computer skills and confidence, it is going to be difficult for him to complete the training without becoming frustrated. Language is more important because there isn't the ability for clarification like there is in a traditional classroom.
Online learners need to have more self-motivation than may be required of traditional learners. The distance involved requires the learner to take on more of the learning responsibly.
How learners will access the e-learning needs to be considered before designing the program. If learners are limited by Internet bandwidth or computer speed, animations, video and sound must limited as well.
Sheinberg, M., (October, 2001). Know Thy Learner: The Importance of Context in E-Learning Design. Learning Circuits. Retrieved May 15, 2003 from: http://www.learningcircuits.org/2001/oct2001/elearn.html
© Copyright 2003 | Something Graphic | 20 November, 2003