Designing Digitally, Inc. specializes in interactive eLearning that keeps learners engaged and involved. Our Instructional Designers and Gamification Specialists use themes, gamification, stories, and interactions to create custom training courses.
Shaping eLearning around a theme produces an impactful experience that learners remember. For instance, our eLearning course that teaches learners about money management skills was put in the context of taking a trip to see Old Faithful. The art assets, sound effects, and background music set the tone of a Wild West adventure, making the training material more interesting and entertaining for the learners.
Gamified eLearning adds fun and lively elements to training. Designing Digitally, Inc. is a leader in Gamified eLearning, which may include features such as badges, sound effects, and eye-catching meters. Gamification can also involve wrapping learning content in fictional scenarios. For example, to teach mechanics how to gather the right tools for a job, they could play the role of a deep sea diver looking for sunken treasure. The fantasy may be unrelated, but it allows learners to escape their routine and utilize their imaginations while learning job-related skills.
Weaving relatable stories throughout the course as another way to develop compelling training. We find this particularly useful for serious or sensitive material that is not conducive to whimsical themes or gamification. Learners connect to characters in the course and can recall the events and concepts in the training, long after completing the eLearning.
Learner interaction is a critical component to eLearning. We transform common web-based training components, like multiple choice questions and drag and drop exercises, into meaningful scenarios and relevant activities. This of course facilitates engagement as the learner takes an active role in their training. But, the process of analyzing and applying knowledge also increases learners’ understanding and retention.