Case studies and role-playing for effective online delivery
As you move in-person training programs to online delivery, a key challenge will be the design of learning activities that promote problem solving and critical thinking, two key aspect for optimal learning.
Two effective eLearning design strategies to strengthen your eLearning approach are case studies and role playing simulations.
Naysayers frequently question the effectiveness of online learning, citing the fact that there isn't any active learning involved, that education should be a social activity, or that eLearning boring. And you know what? They're right...Most online learning that people have used fits each of the complaints above.
Many people look at online education from the perspective of content to be read, seen or heard online in an individual learner setting.
Thankfully for the social learners out there, technology has advanced to allow us to include interactive face-to-face learning within an online model. Think of webinars, Skype, Google hangout type sessions.