At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Kristi Lozano, an instructional designer at Baptist Health South Florida, talked about the bright idea of using intrinsic exercises and games to prompt learning.
What is intrinsic motivation? Kristi explained that “intrinsic motivation is usually self-applied, and springs from a direct relationship between the individual and the situation.” To create an interactive exercise using intrinsic design, you have to offer purpose, engagement, collaboration, control, real-life examples, and constructive feedback.
Kristi outlined the different types of motivation in her LUC 2016 presentation
She shared helpful tips for creating these exercises, which can be applied to anything you’re doing in eLearning, like:
- Use photos of hands instead of full stock photography of people so that you can take the photos yourself and still give the course a humanistic feeling
- Use your SME for the voiceover if he or she shares enthusiasm about the project and topic
- Naming and groups are important while developing
My favorite part, you ask? Well, she shared a bunch of examples of how she motivates learners using fun games and interactions to foster self-motivation. She shared so many I actually lost count!
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