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The Secret To Add Worth To Studying Outcomes

Learning interactions: a one-stop solution

The learning outcomes determine the broad scope of what a learner can benefit from a particular topic. They are also a great way to ponder how to approach the subject and to act as a guide, both from an educator and student perspective. It is therefore important to ensure that the results you plan to achieve produce the results you want.

A good way to determine if the proposed learning outcomes cover the necessary aspects is to refer to Bloom’s taxonomy [1]. The popular taxonomy explains the learning process and has proven to be a powerful tool for developing learning outcomes. The core concept of this theory is very simple and a good guiding principle. It’s about analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures and principles instead of just remembering facts or memorization. The reason I’m bringing this up is because the ideal learning interactions use this very approach. Learning interactions can prove to be trailblazing in helping you achieve the learning outcomes in an effective manner. For example, well-designed interactions:

  • Provide clarity and introduce facts and important information in a way that promotes awareness or understanding of the topic.
  • Facilitating knowledge sharing by developing cognitive skills; and,
  • Are practical and make it easier to understand information in an appealing way.

When you do notice this, a thorough interaction design can help you cover the basics needed to achieve learning outcomes.

The right tools make the difference

2020 made it imperative that education include faster and more effective techniques to reach students, be it online, in a mixed format, or even for in-person teaching as everything has changed. Nowadays, technology is increasingly being used in classrooms as it shows greater student engagement – a top learning need. Unsurprisingly, “How to Make eLearning Effective” became a trending topic over the months. Although teaching aids have been around for a while, educators are now relying on them even more.

Research shows that digital teaching aids are beneficial for teachers / trainers for 6 main purposes [2]::

  1. Teaching directly to the students
  2. Diagnosing student learning needs
  3. Variation in teaching method
  4. Adapting the learning experience to the individual needs of the students
  5. Supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences
  6. Encourage the independent exercise of specific skills

As I mentioned earlier, these goals have become vital in the new normal that we are now part of. It is necessary that learning interactions adequately address these needs.

Another reason eLearning interactions are important is that this transition to digital teaching methods has not been all that easy for educators. According to a recent survey, 57% of administrators say the workload is high for educators and 30% believe that streamlining digital processes would help reduce stress for teachers and trainers [3].

Then there is always the possibility that educators do not have the skills necessary to design templates. Many teachers and educators have the knowledge and basic understanding of what goes on in an eLearning interaction. However, it is reasonable enough to believe that not everyone has adequate knowledge of designing and developing technically superior course content. In such circumstances, educators want to focus on the course content rather than designing it.

Fortunately, there are teaching materials out there that not only fill in these gaps to help educators create quality content, but also really generate new learning experiences.

How a responsive learning interaction creates added value

Now that we agree that learning interactions play an important role in achieving the learning objectives, I believe it is crucial to identify the key features that define an interactive eLearning tool. A good way to do this is to analyze a tool that has proven itself with the functions offered.

Raptivity is one such award-winning, proven tool that has everything you need to create interactive experiences. It has out-of-the-box interactions to save educators valuable time, a growing library of templates to target any type of audience, and an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that lets you quickly customize your interactions. One of the most popular features is the responsive and pre-configured interactions for various devices and layouts that can be used without programming. Raptivity also offers SCORM and xAPI tracking functions. This makes it easy for teachers and trainers to track the completion of experiences and learners’ performance at the touch of a button. This is a very important consideration if your learners are enrolled remotely and cannot be assessed in person.

As you can see, there are elements that make an interaction comprehensive and, above all, results-oriented. As an aside, this applies not only to creating experiences for students, but also for learners in companies. Learning outcomes are about equipping a learner with the right skills and knowledge. Hence, the secret to making it effective remains the same regardless of the end user.

Design learning experiences with great interactions

Responsive interactions allow educators to quickly incorporate interactive elements into any course and increase student engagement. It just simplifies the whole process and makes the end result satisfactory. For example, our game-based activities, feedback, and rating quizzes ensure the perfect excitement for learners of all ages. In case you’re wondering, customizing eLearning content with templates like this isn’t time-consuming either.

In fact, here is a trick that some educators we are in contact with share. Now they have no experience writing content. Instead, they use an interaction template by choosing from the interaction library that raptivity has like horizontal parallax, for example, and creating a great micro-learning experience. Isn’t that the fastest way to keep up with modern learning styles? This means that you can create visually stimulating content even without access to an authoring tool or LMS. The templates, which are independent of the authoring tool, have already been created to take into account the needs of the learners and to ensure that the goal of the educator or trainer is successful and that the learning objectives are achieved. That’s the strength of Raptivity’s versatile interactions that make them some of the most sought-after in the industry.

When we discover the secret of adding value to learning outcomes, and when we see educators making efforts to create interactive eLearning content, it is up to us to provide a comprehensive end-to-end solution to improve the learning experience.

Let me know your thoughts on how you believe learning outcomes can be made relevant. I am looking forward to read your comments.


[1] Learning success

[2] Teachers know best

[3] The impact of digital technology on education


Raptivity® is a new age tool for designing exciting learning experiences. You can use it to create visually stimulating eLearning content without coding.

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