Develop engaging SCORM-compatible self-study modules based on different input materials

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The Challenge

Various eMagazines like National Geographic and Wired combine interesting texts with fascinating images and often add interactive elements such as videos, animations, audio, and quizzes. Various entry points to the material simply make learning more fun.

We can use these tactics to make eLearning for the pharma business more entertaining and engaging, too.

When a large amount of information has to be communicated, like during onboarding, learners often sit in front of the computer for a long time. To maintain the learners’ interest in the material, eLearning courses need to have a great deal of interactivity and an innovative design.

We would like to have a consistent visual story with a variety of interactive elements, infographics, videos, and animation instead of just text and boring charts.

The Solution

The best solution is developing engaging eLearning modules that fit into the client’s learning-management infrastructure and allow for assessments and knowledge evaluations throughout the modules.

The modules should follow modern educational principles, the navigation has to be intuitive and easy to understand, and the story must be consistent and build up knowledge step-by-step.

Project Start

At the beginning of every eLearning project, crucial decisions have to be made pertaining to the content and the technical specifications. Establishing the content and specifications as precisely as possible up front strongly influences the course of the project later on during production.

Important decisions at the beginning

Current knowledge level of the audience
Technical requirements of the LMS
Navigation system and usability concept
Fixed frame vs. responsive design
Level of interactivity
English global vs. local adaptations in different languages

Usage instructions

The user will get a range of options for interacting with the eLearning tool in order to provide the most comprehensive information in the most engaging way. Providing instructions at the beginning of the eLearning is essential.

Learning path and learning objectives

The user should be given a clear idea of what to expect. He/she should be provided with a logical outline of the content as well as motivating learning objectives.

Visuals with words in audio or text – not both!

Empirical evidence shows that people learn better from concurrent graphics and audio than from concurrent graphics, audio, and on-screen text. One reason is that learners may focus on the printed words so much that they pay less attention to the accompanying graphics. Simply put, no one can read on-screen text and look at on-screen graphics at the same time. In addition, learners may find themselves comparing the on-screen text and the narration, which requires cognitive processing extraneous to learning the content.

Reflect on learning and assessment

Each module includes “reflect on learning” and assessment stages. The “reflect on learning” stages encourage the learner to think critically about the information presented. The assessment section at the end of each module is intended to test the knowledge gained.

Project Development Steps

Typically, at the beginning of a project of this size a lot of materials need to be evaluated: studies, existing presentations, papers, core slide  decks, and other documents. Based on these briefing materials, the content is organized into different modules that build on one another.

The content outline is created and discussed with the customer. Once every point has been fully considered in the required scientific depth, this outline is further developed into a detailed concept.

Our scientific team has a high level of scientific understanding, works with professional referencing software, and follows the highest standards of correct scientific work. They are familiar with industry-standard approval systems such as PromoMats and can work within the client’s approval infrastructure.

Our creative team develops the individual slides and various visual solutions and either incorporates them into a given design master or develops a new master for the slide deck. Different navigation elements can be implemented to provide the user with the best possible learning experience.

  • A high level of scientific understanding

  • Professional referencing

  • Extensive experience with approval processes

If embedding into an existing Learning Management System (LMS) is desired, we can provide SCORM-compatible files that can be easily embedded into an existing infrastructure.

If embedding into an existing Learning Management System (LMS) is desired, we can provide SCORM-compatible files that can be easily integrated into an existing infrastructure.

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