Creating intuitive remote eLearning

Updated: Jun 15

As huge numbers of people are working and learning from home, eLearning provides an excellent opportunity to train your employees in a safe and effective way. Typically, learners take eLearning on their own and in a time and place of their choosing, which means they do not have someone to directly turn to if they get stuck. As a result, ensuring that your eLearning is intuitive and easy to use is more important than ever.

Below are some things to consider when so that you can create intuitive and easy to use eLearning for your learners.


1. Navigation


Navigation is probably one of the most important things when it comes to creating intuitive eLearning. What to click on next can be one of the biggest challenges learners face when taking online courses. When deciding on your navigation ensure that it is consistent and is always in the same place, ensure that the colours used for navigation and other buttons remain consistent so that learners become familiar with buttons and ensure that navigation elements are clearly labeled and can be seen easily. It is important to remember that not everyone has the same skillset when it comes to technology, what is intuitive for one learner might not be intuitive for another, so it is important that your navigation is intuitive for a wide variety of learners.


2. Colour Scheme


The colours you choose for your eLearning course are very important, colour schemes can provide learners with familiarity and help to increase your brand recognition. When deciding on which colours you want to use for your course try not to use too many colours, around 1-3 colours is suitable for most courses, any more than this could result in the page becoming confusing and hard for the learner to look at. Also consider how text looks when using different colours, for example green text on a yellow background will be hard for the learner to read and will not be a great experience, when using text try to pick colours that contrast so that it stands out and is easy to read.


3. Information overload


Another thing that can impact the intuitiveness and usability of your eLearning is having too much information on a page. It can be tempting to use text to display as much information as possible on screen, however this can quickly make the page look static and doesn’t provide a good experience for the learner. When deciding on how you want to split up your content try to split it up into bite size chunks the learner can easily digest, splitting your content up into smaller chapters or creating a new eLearning course altogether can help the learners reflect on what they have learned before moving onto the next topic.

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