The short answer is that you can’t. Like any form of training, adults will really only pay attention if there is something in it for them. But there are a few simple ways that you can make it more likely they will pay attention (assuming they are interested in the first place).
- Keep elearning courses short. Less than 15 minutes if you can. If you have larger courses, break them up.
- Use different methods. You can use video, animations, pictures and other types of assets to keep the learner interested. Under no circumstances should you show a series of slides with writing only.
- Make them engage. Give them things to do but don’t make it a button clicking exercise. Make the interactions engaging. Click on parts of a map to see information or types of products to see what they do.
There are lots of ways you can keep a learner’s attention but it does take some effort and practice to develop good courses. Feel free to reach out to us if you want any advice or to see some examples.