Remember your favorite teacher or the first interesting workshop you attended while working for a company? Both of these memories have something in common, you had the feeling you were engaged. Would you still perceive the same while taking an e-learning course? The educational landscape is being influenced by technology but how does interactivity improve our learning process?

Interactivity increases flexibility

Aaron Skonnard, the CEO of Pluralsight, and Harman Singh both discussed major trends within the field of education. According to the writers, corporations save both time and money by implementing e-learning programs and creating unlimited access to databases. Moreover, new technologies enable users to accomplish their assignment on mobile platforms such as tablets. Another way of teaching would be through competence and flipped learning technology. Within the flipped learning style, students will learn online content at home and do their homework inside classrooms supported by a tutor. As instructional videos are being used in blended and flipped learning, interactive videos would be a great support as it encourages engagement. Another important aspect is personalization, people can learn in their own pace and the learning approach can be adjusted. Instead of creating fixed e-learning programs, interactivity shapes personalization as learners choose their own path.    

Exchanging knowledge globally

Frost and Sullivan argued about the implementation of videos in the field of education. Collaborative learning plays a major role within this trend as it allows to exchange knowledge globally, take classes remotely and learn virtually. Interactivity in education supports the collaboration process as learners can communicate with others around the world. For instance, virtual conferencing is being used for conducting interviews, designing course curriculums and collaborating across international organization.     

E-learning is a labyrinth full of buttons

Users continue their tests by simply clicking on information or answering questions; moreover, Pappas states, that e-learning decreases the instructional time by sixty percent. In contrast with traditional e-learning, interactive online learning is less dependent on human support. Compared to traditional e-learning, interactive videos already include buttons which provide a direct link to additional information and give clear instructions.

Reading, Writing and Forgetting

According to Osborne’s article, people are only capable to memorize ten percent by reading and twenty by listening. However, learners are able to remember at least ninety percent of the information by doing the tasks themselves supported by visuals. In addition, eighty percent of the learners argue that implementing games would increase their productivity. Gamified methods would be suitable achieving a higher engagement rate and providing a precise evaluation. In contrast with traditional e-learning, interactive online learning is structured based on learners’ competencies and the way they learn.

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