How to increase the interactivity and engagement of your trainings?

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How to increase the interactivity and engagement of your trainings?


Increas­ing the inter­ac­tiv­i­ty and engage­ment of e‑learning cours­es is a real chal­lenge for com­pa­nies. Whether it’s through gam­i­fi­ca­tion or the use of smart­phones, there are many ways to boost engage­ment with­in your train­ing cours­es. In this arti­cle, dis­cov­er how to increase the inter­ac­tiv­i­ty and engage­ment of your train­ing cours­es by devel­op­ing new mod­ules or by opti­miz­ing your exist­ing modules.

Video games: a great inspiration

Video games are capa­ble of cap­tur­ing the atten­tion of play­ers for many hours, even to the point of addic­tion. Train­ing can there­fore be inspired by video games to increase inter­ac­tiv­i­ty and moti­va­tion of learn­ers. There are dif­fer­ent pos­si­bil­i­ties that you can imple­ment. First of all, seri­ous games are cur­rent­ly used in many sec­tors of activ­i­ty. This allows you to use games in an edu­ca­tion­al way to facil­i­tate learn­ing. Seri­ous games will allow you to make your learn­ers aware of the behav­iors they should adopt, the safe­ty rules of their job, new skills, etc. Through these games, you will put them in a real sit­u­a­tion, but in a play­ful way. The sec­ond option, which is also inspired by video games, is vir­tu­al real­i­ty, also known as aug­ment­ed real­i­ty. Thanks to this tech­nol­o­gy, you can cre­ate a fic­tion­al sce­nario to trans­mit skills or knowl­edge. This remains a rather expen­sive train­ing method since the acqui­si­tion of the mate­r­i­al rep­re­sents a real invest­ment. But vir­tu­al real­i­ty is an inno­v­a­tive and trendy tech­nol­o­gy, and it will bring a real added val­ue to your training.

Depend­ing on your bud­get and objec­tives, you can gam­i­fy your entire train­ing mod­ule or just a few parts to increase engage­ment and atten­tion on cer­tain parts.

Social learning: a major trend

Social learn­ing is sim­ply train­ing your learn­ers through group dis­cus­sions or sim­ply via dig­i­tal tools such as email or social net­works. Social learn­ing is an ide­al train­ing tech­nique to social­ize your trainees and thus avoid iso­la­tion. Thanks to social learn­ing, learn­ers assim­i­late bet­ter and faster and their moti­va­tion is also increased. You can use social net­works if you do not have a large bud­get to invest in a per­son­al­ized solu­tion such as a forum. Social net­works will allow you to share your train­ing mate­ri­als and encour­age exchanges between learners.

Exam­ple: Live Men­tor is an online train­ing orga­ni­za­tion that trains its trainees remote­ly. To give a social and com­mu­ni­ty aspect to their train­ing, they have cre­at­ed closed groups linked to their Face­book page so that all the trainees can exchange and con­tin­ue train­ing with each other.

Facilitating access to training through mobile learning

Mobile devices are an inte­gral part of the dai­ly life of the new gen­er­a­tions and even of the old ones actu­al­ly. But some stud­ies clear­ly show that “seniors” are also get­ting into new tech­nolo­gies. Mobile learn­ing is a pow­er­ful tool that allows all your learn­ers to learn when­ev­er they want from their mobile. 94% of the French pop­u­la­tion owns a mobile device (tablet or smart­phone), so it is nec­es­sary to adapt your train­ing con­tent to these mobile devices so that the nav­i­ga­tion is flu­id and the con­tent is dis­played in the best pos­si­ble way (respon­sive design).

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