3 Tips To Create Less Monotonous, More Engaging eLearning

| March 18, 2018

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It is one thing to get information across and another to actually ensure that learners adequately engage with your content in a manner that assures they retain the information for a long time. The goal of any course is to ensure that learners recall and apply the learning when there is a need. How can this be achieved?When you are given the task of getting online courses developed, spend some time with your Instructional Designers or learning experts to decide how to make the course engaging and interesting to your learners.

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