Article Title: Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?
Publication: Integrated Learnings: eLearning
Summary: This article describes a few instructional tactics used in the For Dummies book series. It then suggests how instructional designers can apply those same tactics to improve eLearning.
This flexibility can work well with scenario-based eLearning. Imagine opening a lesson with a scenario or case study. Learners who like to tinker can dive in immediately, perhaps clicking “hint” buttons or accessing job aids as needed. Having the option to work the scenario right away keeps them engaged and helps avoid the zoning out that can come with being forced to read introductory information first. Learners who prefer more guidance could opt to review a job aid or a demo first. Having this route available can benefit learners who become overwhelmed when pushed into something too quickly. Everyone wins.