Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation
Date and TimeTue, Jul 01, 2014 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
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In e-learning, motivation for the learning must come primarily from the learners, themselves. Since most e-learning is done as a solitary event, we can’t rely on social interaction with an entertaining instructor or peers to motivate the learner. Nor can we rely on natural motivators in the work environment, as learners generally are removed from the familiar work environment and placed in whatever artificial and generic world is created by our designs for the computer-based experience. And even worse, it is difficult to provide direct tangible rewards or public recognition for learning accomplishments since they have to be somewhat delayed from the learning actions that earned them.
In this webinar, Ethan Edwards will explore the importance of motivation in the design framework for e-learning and present rules for creating maximally motivating e-learning, which will be illustrated through several successful corporate e-learning courses. At issue will be considerations of content scope, difficulty, judgment, leveling, content placement, and user control.
In this webinar learn to:
- Analyze the importance of motivation in an e-learning design framework
- Apply six rules for creating maximally motivating e-learning solutions
- Examine design considerations for content, scope, difficulty, judgment, leveling, content placement, and user control
About Ethan Edwards
Ethan Edwards draws from more than 30 years of industry experience as an eLearning instructional designer and developer. He is responsible for the delivery of the internal and external training and communications that reflect Allen Interactions’ unique perspective on creating Meaningful, Memorable, and Motivational learning solutions backed by the best instructional design and latest technologies. Edwards is the primary instructor for ATD’s eLearning Instructional Design Certificate Program. In addition, he is an internationally recognized presenter on instructional design and e-learning, has written many ebooks on creating effective eLearning. He also is a frequent blogger for Allen Interactions’ eLearning Leadership Blog. Ethan holds a master’s degree and significant doctoral work in educational psychology from the University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign.