Five Rules of eLearning
One Objective = One Course
A single course has one and only one objective. A laser focus on one topic dramatically increases the success of the course.
Courses are never longer than 15 minutes. Refine the message of our single objective to keep it short and memorable.
Repetition is Key
We have a single course objective, limited time to deliver the message, and users with limited attention. In order to ensure that our points of focus stick, we’ll want to deliver the information several times, in several different ways. We know that users won’t remember everything, so we need to focus, focus, focus.
Keeping a user focused requires considering all of the audio, visual, and navigational aspects of the course. Voiceovers and music should punctuate the points of focus, on-screen text and graphics should be light and crisp while highlighting critical information, and opportunities to multi-task during the course should be limited.