The only dissatisfaction and complaint that e-learning clients or learners have about e-learning methodology are that they don’t get relevant and precise content very often. Usually, there is a lot of beating around the bush before providing the main information in the e-learning content which makes it tough for the learner to maintain interest in the course.
One thing that e-learning production companies need to understand is that if they want their learners to actually understand and learn then they need to create some relevant and informative content. Here’s how they can make their content more relevant:
- Bridge the gap between content creator and learner.
The common mistake committed while designing content and creating texts for the learners is that the developers create the content depending on what the organisation (or e-learning providing firm) wants in the content rather than what would the learner want in the content. Since organisations want thick, knowledgeable looking texts under their name, the content ends up having a lot of unrequited information rather than precise to-the-point explanations. An ideal content is one that is developed keeping in mind the needs of the learner.
- Understand the learner’s mindset.
Imagine a situation where you have to design a dress for a man living in a desert. You will understand the kind of climate he lives in and choose the attire accordingly. Likewise, when creating content, it is important to know the level of understanding of the learner and what are the fields that need more focus on. Only after developing an understanding of the learner’s knowledge will the development of relevant content be possible.
- The content shall be in context.
Like it happens in classrooms, the lectures are planned in a way that the simplest thing about the topic is explained first and then the less complicated ones, which are derived from what was taught in the first lecture so as to help create a flow. Just like that, the content shall be created in flow with one another. Like alphabets are taught before words, similar logic shall be applied to content development.
An e-learning production company is considered important not only by the number of courses that they provide but also by the kind of content that their learner’s get from them. The only way to keep your learners interested is to create relevant content.