Say No to Stinky Courses – Tips for Designing eLearning Courses

Have you ever seen a boring and stale course? Did it really just consist of a series of PowerPoints? It’s time for us to put an end to this stink!

There are many experts for elearning and instructional scheme who help people put their knowledge into powerful, instructional sound eLearning courses and transform complex ideas into easy-to-follow step-by-step processes.

Here are some quick and easy tips to make your eLearning content pages more interesting:

1. Connect Concepts

Visually “tie” your main concept to separate components. You can have each concept appear individually or all at once. Use lines and shapes to connect them.

2. BIG TEXT

Take your main topics and/or key points and put them in BIG TEXT. Have the text appear/fade throughout the slide. Let the learner focus on one thing at a time.

3. Animation Builds

Why create boring lists? Is fairly quick to animate elements separately. You can gradually build a concept or process by fading in each element separately as it is explained.

4. Brainstorm

Before jumping into building a course, take time to brainstorm ideas. Get a team together and talk about the course. What are some ways to make this course awesome? You’ll be surprised how quickly everyone starts building off the others’ ideas.

There are tons of ways to make eLearning content more interesting. The days of multiple lines of text with a “pretty” picture should be a distant memory.