So you’ve created your content and crafted engaging activities. Now, how do you encourage your users step-by-step through your curriculum? Here’s a tip: Think of your course as a hiking path. You can move users forward by building subtle gratifications and rewards along the way
1. Mark your eLearners’ progress
Build ‘time-remaining’ estimates directly into your content. Or use visible content outlines to de-mark bite-sized chapters that have been finished. (The Articulate platform, Rise 360 has both of these features built into their module templates!)
2. Build in stopping points
Speaking of chapters, these make great natural stopping points. Trainees with limited time will greatly appreciate these opportunities to pause and revisit specific topics, especially if they’re broken into 5-10 minute chunks.
3. Use Knowledge Checks
Finally, you should use Knowledge Checks to help users confirm what they have learned, and provide responses that explain why each answer is right or wrong.
eLearners should feel a sense of achievement for their time invested in taking the course. At the end of each module, be sure to thank them—and direct them to other resources that will help put their learning into practice.
And remember, a little gratification can go a long way. Almost as far as your eLearners will go!