9 Hurdles To Using Humor In eLearning

| October 4, 2018

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Humor has the power to lighten the mood and provide memorable eLearning experiences. Laughter may be the best medicine, but it’s also an amazing cure for the forgetting curve. However, there’s a time and a place for funny anecdotes and taglines, especially if you want to avoid off-putting eLearning content that makes online learners feel uncomfortable. Here are 8 hurdles to think about when using humor in eLearning.You need to do your homework to find the right level of humor in eLearning. Research your audience to figure out how much humor they’re comfortable with and which style they prefer. For example, certain online learners may misconstrue hints of sarcasm and click away from the eLearning course. Conduct online surveys and polls to determine the ideal approach based on online learners’ backgrounds and beliefs. Even their educational and professional histories come into play. For instance, humor that involves complex technical jargon might not be suitable for those who are new to the industry.

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