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Discussion about pedagogic format for e-learnings

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Feb 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023

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Hi, 

My global organisation is creating web based trainings which I'm not sure I like the format of from a pedagogic point of view. (see screenshot)

I need some arguments not only from what I think but from what fellow learning professionals think. 

Is there a forum or group of people where I can discuss this?

Or maybe I can get your input in this thread? 

Basically, what is the best way to learn: from this kind of vertical format with all the information in one "page" or with a traditional format, page by page? 

 

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Feb 28, 2023 Feb 28, 2023

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Do you know which authoring tool was used?  The screenshots look like this content might have been created with Articulate Rise.  It usually creates mobile-friendly content that is designed to scroll vertically through content blocks that can contain any type of media.

 

The actual tool or the orientation of the content doesn't really determine whether or not the course content is effective.  That's more dependent on the instructional design, and that is not really able to be determined from the screenshot/s you show.   These are just placeholder blocks that show different types of media.

 

Almost any of the current e-learning authoring tools can create effective learning if the content is based around role-based tasks that the participants need to be able to do.  People are now quite familiar with vertically scrolling pages because almost everyone has a mobile device and spends hours each day looking at information this way.

 

I don't personally feel there is any great benefit or downside to either horizontal or vertical scrolling.  It's the content on each of the slides that really matters, not how you navigate to it.

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This question could lead to tons of answers, it is not a simple Yes/No answer.

Although any tool can lead to professional efficient eLearning tutorials, that is seldom the case because too often they are used by developers/teams where either budget or skills are below what is really needed.

Is there an analysis of the learners' needs?  Are the tutorials meant to be the only learning resource or are they part of a complete learning flow. I don't only talk about blended learning, but about access to peers and coaches? Which topic? 

I always keep in mind these tips:

  • Give the learner as much control as possible, which means that you need interactive eLearning assets.
  • Personalisation is possible even in eLearning tutorials.
  • Each learner has a background and needs contact with other learners and coaches.

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