E-learning these days is a hot topic to discuss. However, very few people get into its technicalities. These e-learning courses have to bring in meaningful interactivity to help learners to participate in the learning process. They should know how to create an enhanced learning environment.
However, at times, this process could be challenging without having the right resources, time, or money. Basically, there are two processes to build interactions: 1) using a skill-based team, or 2) using a rapid interactivity builder with your authoring tool.
Choosing this tool depends largely on the type of training you are developing and how important interactivity is in your course.
The traditional, skill-based approach
There are many companies that have used the skill-based, team approach to build complex, custom eLearning scenarios. A skill-based team consists of an instructional designer, a graphic artist, and a programmer/ developer. They all work together to create eLearning courses and interactions.
The rapid, interactivity tool approach
There are many other companies where eLearning development group is small and solely have instructional designers. Here, the instructional designers rely on rapid development software tools to build their eLearning courses.
One such tool is known with the name of an “interactivity builder,” which enables designers to build interactivity into their courses. This interactivity builder has a library of pre-built interactions. The users can view and use in existing eLearning courses. A user needs to select an interaction design template to use this tool.
There are several companies with smaller training group using these tools to add interactivity into their eLearning. Interactivity builder tools help in saving time and programming effort. These tools are being made with reuse in mind, making them cost effective.
Advantages of a skill-based team:
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