4 Challenges When Using Interactive eLearning Templates In Course Design

| January 28, 2019

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As eLearning professionals, educators, or trainers, we realize that high learner engagement comes from immersive and interactive learning experiences and not from non-interactive page-turner courses. But using interactive templates to build engaging modules comes with its own set of challenges.If I ask you what comprises a good eLearning course, most of you would unanimously state - high-quality content, pleasing aesthetics, easy navigation, and engaging interactions. While all these elements are important for an effective course, the last one is generally considered to be the most challenging. And today, we shall talk about the same. Course creators and Instructional Designers generally seek access to ready-to-use, interactive eLearning templates to catalyze the eLearning creation process. But it doesn’t end there. Interactive template libraries do give you multiple options to choose from, and you can actually save enormous time when compared to building such interactions from scratch, though they come with their own set of challenges. Let’s have a look at some of these challenges today.

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