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The Anatomy of a Training Course: Types of Content

Posted by Erynn Williams on Mar 1, 2017 5:30:00 AM

iStock-496650912.jpgWe recently released a study "The Anatomy of a Training Course," where we broke down the data we have collected to serve as a benchmark as you build out your own training strategy. Last week, we discussed the first set of data, which was the correlation between the number of lessons in a course and the overall completion rates. This post will be sharing our findings on the most common lesson types.

Types of Content

Not every student learns the same way. For example, some are auditory learners, while others are more visual learners. That’s a given. And yet, we were surprised to find that many organizations don’t seem to take this into account when developing their eLearning content. Specifically, we noticed about half (50.6%) of organizations offer only one lesson type per course, with another 21.5% offering two lesson types, and 18.9% offering three lesson types.

So, what does this mean? Despite all the buzz, a large portion of organizations have yet to adopt a full blended learning approach. 

This could be for a number of reasons. Those tasked with creating content may simply think it’s easier to focus on one lesson type. Or maybe it’s not feasible to implement in their current strategy due to a lack of resources. If that’s the case, it will be interesting to see whether there is a shift in this trend in the next few years.
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Topics: Training, Instructional Design, Course Management

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