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5 Elements You Should Include In Your Adult eLearning Training

In a 2021 study, “An Exploration of eLearning Adoption In the Educational Ecosystem,” researchers discovered: 

eLearning is considered by many to be one of the most important recent innovations in it may transform the classroom, once a teacher-centered, non-scalable, standardized space into a student-centered virtual, dynamic, highly-scalable environment.

Creating courses in a student-focused approach will go a long way towards driving adult participation and engagement with your learning material. Catering your training to students will also help them retain information, feel accomplished upon course completion, and recommend your training to others.

Keep reading to discover five important components to integrate into your eLearning courses for a positive student learning experience. 


Interactive Content 

Your training should have interactive content that requires participation. This is crucial for adults who are learning online. Because students won’t be learning in an in-person setting, you want to ensure they will be actively participating to get the most out of your training. 


Simulations and Videos 

Students are more likely to pay attention to course material if they can both listen to and watch a video. In fact, 65% of adults are visual learners so it makes sense to include visuals in your training. Visuals can include pictures, videos, and simulations. Simulations are a great tool for presenting students with real-life scenarios and situations and videos can convey a lot of information in a short period of time. Students will retain information better if it’s in a visual format versus them having to read long, mundane paragraphs. 


Measurable Challenges 

Include modules that will challenge your students without overwhelming them. Incorporate progress bars and percentages so students can learn while keeping track of where they’re at in their training. Quizzes can be graded so students will know how well they’re learning and retaining course material.


Gamification and Rewards

When online training mimics gamification aspects, adults feel more excited to learn and complete their training. Digital rewards and activities will go a long way towards helping your students feel accomplished. Use badges and medals in your modules to boost students’ motivation to complete course material.  



By following the above recommendations, you’ll be creating a positive learning experience for your adult students. Take the time to design learning material that will help students stay engaged and excited to learn. 

To read more about Defencify’s strategic approach to eLearning, see here

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