Creating online courses is fairly simple these days. If you dabble in Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT), then you can create an eLearning course pretty quickly. But will it be engaging?
The mechanics of creating an online course in PPT is easy, but making the content engaging to the modern learner is challenging. People spend years studying, getting degrees, and attending workshops to become good instructional designers. In other words, being able to draw a perfect circle doesn’t make you a painter!
Creating an online learning course that engages learners should also be cost-effective. As learners interact with content, they should internalize the main points of the course and gain important skills. The main challenge is to ensure that the elements used to engage them in the course are productive rather than distracting for the learner.
Many people believe that eLearning comprises a slightly interactive version of PPT slides, but this perception is far from the truth. Instructional designers and digital content creators, such as MPS, know that standard presentation slides should be avoided if you want to create engaging content, because they are designed to provide content for webinars, workshops, presentations, and so forth.
Tip 1: Gather Relevant Content
Focus on your learning outcome and then gather content accordingly. Different formats and sources include but are not limited to:
Existing eLearning Courses
If you want to create new content, you can also consult with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and other stakeholders to ensure effectiveness. It is important to discuss how you want to view the final version of the content with consultants so that they can familiarize themselves with your learning objectives and develop creative solutions.
MPS delivers an excellent digital-user experience across various platforms and devices. We will work with your team to develop engaging content that incorporates creative design and interactivity while ensuring accessibility and compliance.
Tip 2: Tailor your Content
MPS is an expert in digitally transforming content. We will analyze your content, consider the learning goals that you want to achieve, and come up with effective HTML eLearning solutions. We can convert your content to the medium of your choice and are also adept at working with third-party platforms.
MPS supports its clients with a wide range of eLearning services, including instructional design, SMEs, content packaging services, and graphic design programming. Once the approach has been designed, the instructional designer can start developing your specific content.
Tip 3: Make it Engaging
Content has always been the building block of eLearning solutions, and it is important that courses be taught in a way that engages learners. A team of expert instructional designers can transform your content into an engaging eLearning course with proven storytelling techniques. MPS is an expert in blending content with unique narratives that capture the interest of learners using the following tools and techniques:
Face-to-face training materials
You can achieve your learning objectives through various means. You can incorporate fact and fiction to teach theory and practice using the methods mentioned above. A combination of these elements can create more effective and engaging content.
A specific course can include different modules wherein different people contribute to content development. This trait means that the content is likely to contain a variety of communication styles. The first rule in creating engaging content is to stick to a uniform style and tone to provide a flawless learner journey.
MPS’ SMEs, consultants, and instructional designers can transform your content and bring it to life. We are also adept at editorial tasks and can adhere to our clients’ preferred writing styles.