Building experiential e-learning is an essential part of any instructional designers toolkit as learning through experience is crucial for skills development.
Delivering this sort of learning can be challenging with digital tools because many skills are not purely computer-based. Many jobs and skills will have elements of both online and offline and training should reflect this.
This example course aims to address that by combining online learning with reflection and specific prompts to the learner to practice their skills offline.
This demo course is designed to encourage the learner to try out their learning offline.
First, they’re encouraged to explore the concepts and techniques they’ll need using a branching scenario.
After that, they can use an input component to write some notes for themselves.
Finally, they can download their responses and go and practice in real life.
Checkout how the Branching component is setup and get started building similar branching scenarios.
- Open input
- Local storage
- Content Locking
Combine responses with reflection.
The example course uses this in a couple of different ways.
Firstly there are two input components. These components offer learners the opportunity to enter their own text. Getting the learner to articulate what they’ve understood helps their understanding.
Secondly, we’re using a Reflection extension on the course. This extension allows course authors to have their learners build a downloadable
Finally using Evolve’s local storage extension means even when a learner closers their browser their progress will be saved. This is the case even if they aren’t accessing the course from a learning management system. The combination of these means building experiential e-learning that works on/offline is simpler and more effective.