Article Title: How to Let Learners Make Mistakes in eLearning
Publication: Integrated Learnings: eLearning
Summary: Research about informal workplace learning frequently describes learning from mistakes as a typical and effective method of informal learning. This article suggests ways that eLearning can allow learners to make mistakes during training and help them learn from those experiences.
Nudge learners to assess their learning by prompting them to answer a scenario-based question. After submitting the answer, an initial round of feedback might suggest a couple of factors learners should have considered when responding, and then ask them to assess whether their responses were on the right track. Then, the training can provide an opportunity to modify their responses or continue, allowing learners to reflect on their learning and potentially recognize mistakes in their initial responses.