Amidst the information overload such as social media and other digital content, keeping your content relevant and memorable is a tough nut to crack! Speaking specifically for eLearning or the digital learning space, courses taken on the go or at one’s convenience can be a long-lost memory in all the data consumed throughout the day. Therefore, it is crucial to make memorable eLearning courses—not limiting to imparting knowledge but essentially selling an experience.
What is Experiential Learning?
‘Learn by doing’ is experiential learning. Experiential learning means imparting knowledge that is memorable and has a high retention value. Experiential learning in eLearning plays a significant role and has numerous benefits for learners to effectively apply whatever they learn. Giving learners an experience instead of an eLearning course is experiential learning.
Benefits of Experiential Learning
The biggest takeaway of experiential learning is that the content is impactful to the extent that learners can be fully immersed in the eLearning course. Completely immersed learners never look back. Knowledge retention is easy and application is effective during actual situations.
- Active versus passive involvement
Experiential learning also fosters active participation and involvement from learners, as it demands action and decision making from learners. This fosters real learning that shows tangible results.
One of the biggest advantages of experiential learning is the fact that it gives colossal focus on providing an effective experience. Hence, it is filled with interactivities. Interactive learning fosters active participation and better knowledge retention. Need-to-know information is provided upfront and nice-to-know information is layered. Thus allowing learners to control the pace of what they’re learning.
- Safe practice zone
Experiential learning provides practice zones for learners and makes them learn the repercussions of their responses in a safety net. Scenarios reflecting real-life situations allow for learners to make choices, and instant remedial feedback helps them learn from their mistakes without the consequence of their actions. This enables better recall value for the courses and assures real learning.
Experiential learning is essentially about giving learners an experience of learning that is memorable and will potentially lead to tangible results that showcase organizational growth.
At eNyota, we believe in providing quality and impactful experiences to your learners. We believe, providing experiential learning is like putting our best foot forward. Speak to one of our learning consultants to get an evaluation of your training courses and how you could improve on them.