6 Tips To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Modern Online Training Experiences

| January 10, 2019

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They say curiosity killed the cat, but human beings are quite different from felines. For us, the need to know has driven our greatest discoveries. It has helped us learn new languages, experience other cultures and advance our education levels. In the eLearning space, inquiry-based learning can lead to better resource distribution. With so much educational content available, online learners can get overwhelmed. Worse, they can get inundated with useless information. Using questions as the basis for your online training gets to the heart of the matter. It ensures that your corporate learners can focus on their own areas of interest. Here are 6 tips to use inquiry-based learning in modern online training experiences.Inquiry-based learning isn’t a training course. Rather, it’s a method of teaching. This means your online training content, course outlines and materials remain the same. What changes is how you deliver this content. Start the session with an open-ended question. Since this is online training, you could have an audio clip with instructions, or guiding text. The introduction should invite trainees to ask a broad-spectrum question about the topic. Offer examples of a good question, then give them a blank slot to type in the question. Top tier templates include ‘What does this online training course mean to me?’ Or ‘Why was I signed up for this online training course?’ Or even ‘Why am I at this computer right now?’

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