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10 Custom eLearning Courses: How Do They Rank?

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Lately, I’ve seen some awesome custom eLearning courses and thought it would be helpful to show how I rank them. Feel free to rank your courses however you want. I chose to rank these courses with our custom development mission statement:

We delight our customers with deeply immersive and visually explosive eLearning experiences.

These four elements make the difference in creating awesomeness: delight means you get more than you expect, deep immersion means the learning immerses you in an experience that is hard to forget, and visual explosiveness means the course looks crisp, colorful, interesting, and cool! Here they are again:

  • D = Delightful
  •  = Immersive
  • V = Visually explosive
  • E = Experience was meaningful

Here are the courses and their eLearning rank:

NSA Files Decoded

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Rank: E (Experience was meaningful)

One of our clients shared this with me last month.  While this is not a traditional eLearning course, I love the linear learning experience here and think it is worthy to show.

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SmartBuilder

SmartBuilder

Rank: I, E  (Immersive and Experience was meaningful)

This SmartBuilder course is about as “hands-on” in a real world deep dive as you can get with a mouse and cursor. Simple design yet a good exploration experience for folks learning how to use ports on a laptop.

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Let’s Cook!

 

Let's Cook!

Custom eLearning Courses

Rank: D, E (Delightful and experience was meaningful)

I think this learning course is laid out nicely using Lectora.  Good use of interactive elements throughout to engage the learner along with a few cool surprises like a conversion calculator and a “golden cookbook.”  The splash screen makes me hungry.

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Mouse Party

Custom eLearning Courses

Custom eLearning Courses

Custom eLearning Courses

Rank: D, V (Delightful and visually explosive)

Grabbing a mouse by the tail and dropping it in a tiny chair is always delightful!  The brain scans and biological information are animated with excellent graphical design. Would love to see some immersive experiential elements like diagnosing or evaluating drug effects!

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Broken Co-Worker

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Rank: D, E, I (Delightful, experience was meaningful, and immersive)

Clever.  Dealing with difficult co-workers is a tough topic, and this experiential learning piece does a nice job of injecting some whimsy with a comic-book look and feel. Would love to see some illustrated character panels featuring the two main actors.

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Choose a Different Ending

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Rank: D, E, (Delightful, experience was meaningful, and immersive)

Different = delightful!  This is a relevant, deeply immersive learning experience that uses YouTube’s linking abilities to allow learners to choose different endings. (Warning: the creator, droptheweapons.org, uses some violent content to communicate the intended message.)

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VNSNY Change Management

Custom eLearning Courses

Rank: D, V, (Delightful, immersive, visually explosive, and experience was meaningful)

Custom graphics and a scenario-based experience make for a visually appealing learning experience. Would like to see the main character immersed deeper into the content with some branching.

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The Blood Typing Game

Custom eLearning Courses

Custom eLearning Courses

Rank: D, I, V, (Delightful, immersive, visually explosive, and experience was meaningful)

Brought to us by Nobelprize.org, this blood typing game is the entire package.  In a year that has seen our team working on many projects that focus on HTML5 publishing and authoring tool packaging it’s refreshing to see such immersive, visually appealing Flash work.

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Sales Orientation

Sales Orientation

Custom eLearning Courses

Rank: D, I, V, (Delightful, immersive, visually explosive, and experience was meaningful)

A targeted learning experience with direct job applicability in an illustrated 3D environment makes for textured depth and a fun (delightful) experience!

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Quarantine

Custom eLearning Courses

Custom eLearning Courses

Rank: D, I, V, (Delightful, immersive, visually explosive, and experience was meaningful)

This Captivate 7 demo course is definitely delightful!  The learner dives right into a prisoner of war camp populated with extra-terrestrials and then makes decisions based on decision support from a virtual field guide.  The illustrations are explosive, and they contribute strongly to an unforgettable experience.

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