Ever been bored out of your mind while taking an online course? Of course you have. There comes a point in everyone’s life when they have to take a compliance course that they don’t like.

There are 2 ways to look at this problem:

1. The learner should be responsible and find ways to motivate themselves to complete the training.
2. Course designers should create courses that are more engaging and relevant.

How can this be accomplished? I like the ideas that Shelley shared in “Motivate Yourself to Learn through Attention, Relevance, Confidence, and Satisfaction“.

She mentions the ARCS model as a way to help learners be motivated:

  • Attention
  • Relevance
  • Confidence
  • Satisfaction

In the end we all need to be better training designers and training participants. Online training must have a motivated learner and motivating content.

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