• Issued: October 2015
  • Content last reviewed: October 2015

Instructional interactivity refers to approaches that actively engage learners to help them improve their ability to learn effectively.

6.1. Interactivity with the eLearning Program

To ensure interactivity is at an optimal level:

  1. Interaction with the instructional material must directly involve the learning content embedded in the eLearning program and not through the use of a separate program
  2. Interaction must be focused to allow learners to receive feedback and reinforce that they are learning through active participation
  3. Interactions must support the learning activity by:
    1. Accurately reflecting the context of the real-world application of the skill
    2. Explaining the reason for the interaction (i.e. why is the learner doing this)
    3. Breaking down extended or complex activities into sub-components
    4. Interspersing interactivity throughout the eLearning program rather than being concentrated in one particular section of a module
    5. Following a designed elaboration strategy (e.g. should build from simple to complex, or may support skill practice with work examples prior to scenario-based learning)
    6. Providing reinforcement through multiple examples
    7. Pacing to allow the learner time for reflection and consolidation

6.2. Interactivity with a Qualified Instructor

Learners must have access to a qualified instructor to address any questions or concerns relating to the instructional content or performance of the eLearning portion of the training program.

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