Traditional design approaches can be boring. Bored learners are unmotivated. Why not use some modern technologies to enhance the learning experience?
In this article, we’ll look at three fresh ideas that can make your digital learning more interactive and engaging for the learner.
In the past, scrolling was considered poor practice. But, as modern learners have started using smaller devices (phones, tablets), scrolling is making a comeback!
Small screens make browsing multiple pages cumbersome, while scrolling gives a better user experience.
Why I like scrolling:
Instead of using standard buttons to link pages, consider using interactive elements on top of images. For example, in the OUT MY WINDOW example, a cut-out image acts as a clickable region and links to the additional content (a pop-up layer containing video).
Why I like clickable regions:
A user-driven menu design, such as side or top tabs, puts the learner in control of the order in which content is accessed.
Elearning tools, like Elucidat, have ready-to-use menu templates that help you compile interactive menu screens. These menus allow you to link each topic to a relevant part of the course.
Here’s an example of simple menu navigation built in Elucidat:
Why I like menu navigation:
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Written by: Steve Penfold
Steve Penfold is Customer Success Director at Elucidat, the simple and intuitive authoring tool. He helps large companies use Elucidat to deliver more effective elearning 50% faster.