I found her presentation interesting and asked her to expand on a few of the things she spoke about.
PEOPLE ARE ADDICTED TO SCREENS
When people go online, they want interaction, in a non-stop fashion. People are essentially addicted to screens – big screen televisions, laptops, and also mobile devices. Online, we need to remember that screens are essentially our teachers. People have almost gotten to the point where they are more comfortable in front of a screen than they are in front of other people, talking face-to-face.
USE DIFFERENT TOOLS TO CREATE INTERACTION
These are not software tools. These tools relate to content delivery methods.
Some of the tools you can use include:
- Branching scenarios
- Interactive videos
- Online video stories – content is chunked into 2-3 minute segments that are delivered across all the lessons.
- Flip Books
ONLINE INTERACTIVE VIDEO STORIES
Learners can view a bit of the story and then apply that information to a series of situations. These online interactive video stories forces the learner to to recall the information, use it, and receive appropriate feedback. The stories can be from various perspectives to broaden the scope of the content and cause the learner to see things in different ways. Because of the nature of the delivery method, learners found this content to be fairly engaging.
This is a piece of content that is a simple piece of content. The learner then can click on various pieces of that information to see more, focused content.
It can be question and answer formatted content or it can also be mad-lib’s style content, where the learner has to fill in various parts of the information based on what they know.
This is essentially an online book that the learner flips through. Each page might have different pieces of content and the learner has to interact with them in various ways. The online, interactive book can handle all the various delivery tools in one medium for the learner.
The goal is to have the learner clicking every few minutes.