5 Ways To Make eLearning Stick

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Join the Michael Management Team as Operations Manager Erin Lett and Project Manager Leslie Bass explore 5 easy ways to increase the overall effectiveness of your eLearning and ensure knowledge retention. You will learn about: - Evaluating Your Students & Providing Positive and Effective Feedback - Breaking eLearning into "Bite Size" Portions - Answering the Question of "What's in it for me?" - Practicing and Repeating The Material Effectively - Making eLearning Interactive & Fun!

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<ul><li> 1. 5 Tips to Make eLearning Stick Michael Management Corporation www.michaelmanagement.com </li></ul> <p> 2. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Meet Your Host &amp; Speaker Erin Lett Operations Manager Joined MMC in 2010 BA in Communications from Stetson elett@michaelmanagement.com 3. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Meet Your Co-Speaker Leslie Bass Project Manager &amp; Senior Instructional Designer Over 25 years IT experience Joined MMC as Lead Instructional Designer Created hundreds of eLearning simulations lbass@michaelmanagement.com 4. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Designing Effective eLearning Countless hours can be spent on designing well made eLearning courses. Whats most important is that the eLearning sticks! Learners walk away with a solid understanding of the main objectives Storyboarding Drafts Re-writes Mock trials Imaging, etc. 5. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Involving your students is the key to your eLearning being effective and successful. Designing Effective eLearning Why do so many fail? Why doesnt the information stick? Most organizations use passive training. - Focus on teaching and not learning. 6. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Designing Effective eLearning Doing is active learning. - Responsibility is on the trainees. I HEAR AND I FORGET I SEE AND I REMEMBER I DO AND I UNDERSTAND 7. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Only learning that has meaning sticks. To remember/internalize information, it must move from short-term memory to permanent memory. Designing Effective eLearning Remember this? 8. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 1 Whats In It For Me? WIIFM Most sought after answer in eLearning &amp; easiest way to make your eLearning effective. Training should be short, engaging and related. Employees want to know the immediate benefit the training has towards their job. 9. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 1 Whats In It For Me? How can you know your learners better? - Know what they want - Know what to focus on - Know how they behave - Know how they use information 10. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 2 Break Content Into Bite Size Portions Keep lessons no longer than 30 minutes, maybe shorter depending on the scope &amp; topic. Break complex training concepts into smaller lessons. To improve training retention its better to have small bite size chunks of training. 11. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 2 Break Content Into Bite Size Portions Test your audience and then fine-tune each module. Lesson length should correlate with the topic being covered. Deliver shorter lessons, more frequently. 12. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 3 Practice &amp; Repeat Material Effectively What is practice and why is it so important? Practice is simply the act of doing something. When you practice, you use your skills and you build on them. 13. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 3 Practice &amp; Repeat Material Effectively Retention rates increase the more often you repeat. Opportunities/experiences should provide both the time and context for ideas to be internalized. Learners should not only practice, but also repeat! 14. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 4 Make eLearning Interactive &amp; Fun The absence of a classroom &amp; instructor must be replaced with engaging &amp; valuable features. Include interactive click-through, simulations, live polls, etc. Ask questions &amp; teach students how to apply their knowledge. 15. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Make your eLearning fun with gamification. - Use of game design techniques and game mechanics to motivate participation, engagement, and loyalty through rewards, challenges and contests # 4 Make eLearning Interactive &amp; Fun Employ social media learners love the real-time aspects. Gaming allows employees to take risks! 16. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 5 Student Evaluation &amp; Feedback Evaluate &amp; assess your students on a regular basis. Implement quizzes, surveys &amp; assignments that evaluate student progress. Ensure quizzes/exams are challenging. 17. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Provide students with consistent positive/effective feedback. Tell students if their actions are right or wrong. Give positive suggestions on how to improve performance. Give both extrinsic and intrinsic feedback. # 5 Student Evaluation &amp; Feedback 18. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com # 5 Student Evaluation &amp; Feedback # 2 Break Content Into Bite Size Portions Summary # 1 Whats In It For Me? # 4 Make eLearning Interactive &amp; Fun # 3 Practice &amp; Repeat Material Effectively 19. Copyright Michael Management Corporation - All rights reserved www.michaelmanagement.com Questions &amp; Answers Have additional questions? Contact us at (800) 608-0490 info@michaelmanagement.com </p>