TOP 5 e-learning examples to enhance learner engagement

Some of the best e-learning courses maximize their reach with learners with minimum investment. We’ll walk you through some examples to inspire your next e-learning content creation process.

By Videhi Bhamidi on Oct 1st

Below, we’ll discuss some of the best e-learning approaches, including some examples for your reference:

1. Microlearning

Microlearning provides short bursts of focused learning content that’s easy to consume in a matter of minutes. As the information is delivered in bits, you can access it on various platforms and devices, including mobile phones and tablets. This makes it convenient and accessible when desired.

Good e-learning examples through microlearning include:

  • Short videos on social media platforms like YouTube and TikTok
  • In-app pop-up messages
  • Interactive quizzes
  • Mobile notifications, SMS
  • Click tabs, quick links, single-scroll pages
  • Short podcasts.

When to apply microlearning:

  • Ready-to-use, easily-digestible references to support performance on the job
  • To enhance knowledge on a target-specific skill, product, or service
  • Useful for top authorities, mid-managers, and employees with busy schedules.

2. Social-collaborative e-learning

Social Collaborative Learning refers to maneuvering the existing human resources in an organization by encouraging employees to collaborate, create, and share their expertise with their counterparts.

It’s one of the most flexible, cost-effective, and smart ways to train and utilize the existing resource pool.

With Learning Management Systems (LMS) and user-friendly authoring tools like Easygenerator, creating, publishing, and sharing content on e-learning platforms has never been simpler. Even a novice without any technical background can create the most engaging learning content like a pro.

Some interactive e-learning examples in social learning include:

  • Live webinars with Q&A chats
  • Virtual meetings and discussions on platforms like Zoom and Google Meet
  • Digital educational content, like courses, podcasts, blogs, or eBooks developed by SMEs and technical teams
  • Social media forums
  • TED Talks

Why apply social learning content:

  • For customized training programs
  • To enhance knowledge on internal company products and processes
  • To instill confidence and boost team spirit within the organization
  • To enhance engagement and smoothen communication between the top authorities, mid-managers, and all employees

3. Scenario-based e-learning (SBL)

SBL is an example of interactive e-learning where the learners are provided with a situation or a question and are allowed to interpret and answer. That’s why a multi-pronged approach can be anticipated to resolve a given problem. With the use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology, you can even experience real-life scenarios like boardroom meetings, training halls, or cafeteria conversations.

The following scenario is an example of SBL:

Imagine being a senior manager. How would you ensure quality outcomes with minimum supervision in today’s work-from-home reality? You would likely provide different paths the learner could take and then understand the consequences of choosing a path as a solution. It’s a trial-and-error method but gives a solid understanding of what to do, what not to do, and why.

Why apply SBL:

  • For multinational corporations or large-scale organizations with a diversity of human resources, systems, and services
  • To evaluate the perception of employees
  • To revamp or design a needs-based training program.

4. Quizzes and assessments

Question-and-answer activities have always been a simple yet significant way to initiate interaction between two or more parties. Adding practice sessions or assessments through multiple-choice questions, quizzes, or puzzles can retain the attention of the learners. It can also analyze how much they grasped from the learning session.

  • Examples of online training assessments include:
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Wheel-of-fortune-type questions, where learners spin a wheel, answer randomly selected questions, and earn rewards
  • Crossword puzzles that test your trivia knowledge
  • General assignments where learners must complete tasks in stipulated time frames.

Why apply assessments:

  • For increased engagement and interaction
  • For analyzing the efficacy of a course module
  • For redesigning an e-learning course
  • For assessing the impact and understanding level of learners

5. Gamified e-learning

Integrating games in e-learning modules are the best way to enhance the engagement levels in a training program. Again, the use of AR, VR, as well as interactive user interfaces can blend gaming as a part of e-learning. Something as simple as flashcards can also be a good start.

  • Examples of gamification:
  • Quizzes with the chance to earn points
  • Leadership boards
  • Badges

Why apply gamification:

  • For beginners, young trainers in their initial training stages
  • For employees who want to sharpen their knowledge and skills on processes, systems, and products
  • For breaking the monotony in a learning module
  • For enhanced interaction and engagement of learners
  • For easing high-pressure topics

Conclusion

E-learning is undoubtedly the present and future of training and learning worldwide. Simple LMSs and authoring tools such as Easygenerator further make it a hassle-free affair. You can create, collaborate, publish, and share digital data in various formats. Easygenerator can help you further analyze the real-time performance of learners using data-driven insights on learner activity.

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About the author

Videhi Bhamidi is a Principal Strategist overseeing the Didactics and Discovery projects at Easygenerator. With over 15 years of experience in e-learning, user-experience research, and thought-leadership projects, she is a regular contributor to L&D magazines. She is an Oxford alumnus and strives to fuse design, research, technology, and didactics in her solutions.

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