There is pressure to ensure that content creation is done well. Regardless of how sophisticated the learning management system is, content will always be king. This is the reason why your target audience will be accessing the course. They want to learn something new! While the delivery of the content is also important in terms of providing the right learning experience, the content will always be the meat.
Fortunately, there are so many tips that you can follow in order to help you create the right content for your elearning course. Some of them come from the greatest minds that ever lived. Here are 10 quotes about learning that can really help you create the right content for the course.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin
Good old Benjamin Franklin understands the importance of engagement and interaction when it comes to learning. The best way for someone to really learn something is when you involve them in the learning process. It is no longer effective to just let students sit and listen. It is important to come up with activities that will make them an active part of their own learning.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. – Richard Branson
Mistakes are okay – especially when we are learning. This is what business magnate Richard Branson believes. This is why you need to make sure that your content is presented in such a way that will encourage learners to explore on their own – without fear of making mistakes. Being overly critical of mistakes is never a healthy thing. Let them make errors, and let them figure out what they did wrong.
Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
Bill Gates knows the value of a well-constructed feedback. That is why your content creation should leave room for comments and feedbacks. It will help you create better elearning courses in the future. The best suggestions will come from those who already experienced the course that you created. This is why you need to think about how you will gather the comments before the students end the course.
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. – Clay P. Bedford
The longtime executive of Kaiser Industries believes that the love of learning is the best lesson that you can teach a student. This is why the delivery of content is an important part of content creation. When you give them a great time while learning, you can make them fall in love with the idea of something new.
Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily. – Thomas Szasz
The known American academic believes that the most humble people are the easiest to teach. This is why children absorb so much during the first few years of their life. They do not feel the need to exert their own self-esteem. Factor in the self-esteem of the people that will access the course. It should help you decide on the tone of learning so they will be most receptive to it.
Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way. – George Evans
George Evans just highlighted the importance of a personalized learning experience. While it may be tough to create content that is unique for everyone, it is not really impossible to satisfy the learning preferences of a diverse audience. You just have to give them enough control over the learning process – like allowing them to set their own learning pace.
Teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real – all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does. – Geoff Mulgan
This is a peek at how different ages really learn and how the current educational system is failing to respond to it. In case you are creating content for teens, this is a great advice to consider and implement in the course.
That’s what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way. – Doris Lessing
The world-renowned novelist, Doris Lessing, believes that we are all extensively knowledgeable about life. However, having things presented in a different light gives it a whole new meaning. This might be a great technique as you try to present the content in the course.
All learning has an emotional base. – Plato
The great Plato is onto something here. If you notice, most of the memories that you have are associated with an emotion. You remember it because of how it made you feel. That is a great technique to use when you are trying to maximize the retention rate in learning.
I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. – Albert Einstein
This genius knows the best way that people can learn. And after decades, the education system finally gets it. You cannot shove the information and expect the students to learn. You have to set it up in such a way that students explore the learning on their own.
All ten of these quotes should be able to make content creation easier.
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