Elearning where you have a bad connection

If you are using elearning for training in remote areas, or just areas with less than perfect internet, there are some steps you can take to make it work as well as possible. Here are 3 basic steps that can help.

1. Keep the courses short. We recommend courses should be no more than 15 minutes but this is even more important where you have limited bandwidth. If they are longer, break the courses up for delivery.
2. Avoid the use of videos. If you have to use videos, compress them as much as possible. Remember that the learners are not going to be viewing them on a cinema screen so smaller is fine.
3. Use low resolution pictures. The same as videos, there is no need to use high resolution pictures and they will only take up memory.

These simple steps will help deliver elearning in areas with limited internet coverage with less frustration for your learners, which is always a good thing.

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