Content Modernization – Converting legacy content and making it more engaging
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
We in the past few years have come across clients who have more than a few hundred courses developed using legacy tools like flash, articulate presenter, etc. The content in these courses was instructionally effective and comprehensive. However, our clients had been facing issues in accessing these courses, as the latest browsers do not support Flash that well and who knows, Flash may soon become redundant too. As legacy course content it could not compete with the company’s vision of providing modern and intelligent learning solutions for modern learners
That’s why companies are looking for more modern learning strategies and adapting technologies to deliver their training. Aiming for maximum training retention and to upskill their employees by various online or blended learning approach which ultimately improves productivity. But moving traditional classroom training or moving training online might just be the first step, for a continuous learning culture, engaging learning content is equally important.
The question to ask yourself is, “How do you even recognize whether your courses require modernization, furthermore, how does one implement it? And let’s talk about modern content delivery methods that boost exciting, new and virtually unlimited possibilities:
1. Gamification – It is an appealing and effective way to reach learners.
As Wikipedia suggests, Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. Game-Based-Learning has recently been very popular in the corporate world and has been an effective method of training. It has proven to be one of the most effective eLearning methodologies for better learner’s engagement. It gives the learner an interactive experience and motivates them to apply what they have learned.
2. Video - Beyond its entertainment value, this modern content delivery method comes with demonstrable benefits.
It is to consider that the human brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text, video and other image-based content is ideal for knowledge absorption.
Let’s add a little science to understand videos better - visual aids have been found to improve learning by up to 400 percent. An average person only remembers about a fifth of what they hear.
3. Shared Media – Shared/Social media has the potential to impact and shape training, especially as the younger generations now joining the workforce is growing up using technology and socially shared platforms.
Social media has had an impressive impact on how we interact and engage with one another, reshaping how we create, define and maintain our interpersonal relationships and connection to the world around us.
There definitely are more ways but talking about just the 3 of these here gives enough insight on why Content Modernization is important in today’s learning scenarios.