How to develop an Engaging Low Budget E-learning Course

Low budget e-learning courses are very much in vogue.

By low budget courses I mean e-learning courses that take less development time and do not call for sophisticated or high end graphic design.

In my post How Games for the Brain help in Designing Low Budget E-Learning Courses I had hinted about the standard design followed for low budget e-learning courses. I repeat them here.

Usually such low budget courses

  • Flow in a linear fashion
  • Have a conventional navigation pane ( Previous and Next buttons)
  • Have the course modules listed in a logical fashion
  • Have static images to go with the on screen text

Such courses turn out to be boring also sometimes.

As mentioned in one of my earlier posts, you can try using mind games to make low budget e-learning courses interesting.

Tom Kuhlmann has an interesting post here where he gives some examples to create engaging e-learning stuff using multimedia technology that is readily available and that you can easily use.You can create engaging e-learning courses using tools such as Breeze, Captivate and PowerPoint in less time.

If you have guessed by now Rapid E-learning is the word for low budget e-learning courses. Rapid E-learning is the latest buzz in the e-learning industry.

Just type in the keyword Rapid E-learning  in Google and you will find loads of stuff on this particular topic.

To get started you can read the two articles below:

Rapid E-Learning: Groundbreaking New Research

Making Rapid E-learning Work

Rapid e-learning tools are obviously available, but then tools by themselves are not very useful.

Instructional Designers need come up with creative ideas that can be implemented using commonly available tools to design an engaging e-learning course.


One Response

  1. Hi Rupa,
    How to Gain Attention through first page of a course… what I want to know.

    How to conceptualise that very first page, which attracts learner’s attention and what are the things that should be kept in mind while visualising that first page?

    Can you please write some article on same, give some examples and share your experience with us.


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