This allows them to actively process and apply this content to their everyday lives. 50-90% of learners are able to retain content that has been taught in an interactive way, however passive courses only result in a 5-30% knowledge retention rate.
Many courses that can be found online state that they are interactive, however the majority aren’t. Clicking a next button, providing masses of content or over using sound or animations are not interactive features. These are most likely doing more harm than good, for example, overusing sound or animation only distracts the leaner and directs them away from the content that they should be learning.
Successful e-learning courses are interactive. Good interactivity has to have purpose, it needs to be engaging without being confusing or annoying. There are many ways of designing interactive courses that deliver knowledge retention and increase understanding:
If you don’t provide truly interactive courses, don’t say that they are. Think about how to structure your learning and how to make it engaging for the learner. It doesn’t need to be big and flashy to be interactive or effective.