10 Powerful Principles for Creating Impactful e-Learning
Path to ExpertiseDesigning Programs
The shared perspective from learners and designers on e-learning is that much of it is not very good: It's boring, the interactions don't teach, the media are unhelpful, and so on. This is despite the fact that well-meaning instructional designers are following long-established models and doing exactly what most authoring tools have made easy. When pushed, many designers know what they are doing is flawed, but there's little guidance on how to do anything better. Many learners find that e-learning courses are not complex or difficult to achieve — designers need to focus on the essential aspects of learning that have been overlooked in the haste to rely on technology alone.