Feedback is a key part of all classroom learning. It’s the absolute best way to measure if your students have understood something or not. But online learning is different, you can’t look around your classroom to see if your students are with you, and you can’t adapt your learning as you go according to the level of understanding in the room. So how do you make sure eLearning feedback is as effective as possible?

How to create effective eLearning feedback

So what can you do? It’s pretty standard practice to include a test or a quiz in online training materials, but did you realise that the way you write your feedback is the key to unlocking learning for most participants?

We’ve recently written an article that goes into this in much more detail, and for that you’ll want to check out the Training Industry blog. The post covers two key areas:

  • Feedback as part of the educational strategy: this is to test the ‘lucky guess’ approach and make sure that learners know why the solution they have selected is correct or incorrect.
  • Feedback as encouragement: humans thrive on encouragement, so effective eLearning feedback can improve overall engagement in your course, and give learners a reason to keep investing their time and energy.

Further reading

If, after your trip to the Training Industry, you’re still looking for articles and resources to quench your eLearning thirst, here are a couple of places to start:

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