Interactive learning: improving knowledge retention with the most engaging resources

aprendizaje interactivo en e-learning

Interactive learning is one of the most effective techniques for involving the learner in the training course and encouraging consolidation of knowledge. This is achieved through the use of resources that convert the course content into a more visual, attractive experience, allowing the learner to not just read the information, but also compare, practice and test, enabling them to reinforce the learning.

Encourage interactive learning with e-learning

One of the fundamental pillars of e-learning is precisely the inclusion of this kind of resources. Thus, it allows you to develop a training that helps the student to contextualize the information, maximizing memorization, critical thinking and creativity.

Nowadays, there are tools on the market that allow you to establish an interactive learning model without requiring additional effort, with preset elements that you can easily add to your e-learning courses. Audio, video, interactive infographics, ABC or grouping exercises, games…the possibilities are endless.

Here at isEazy Author, we are always creating new elements that can be used to make your e-learning courses more interactive and effective. And the most recent addition? The Memory game. With this game, your learners won’t just have fun – they will also improve their cognitive perception, attention and memory processes, without even realizing it.

Interactive learning that is super addictive. This is our new Memory game!

This game involves matching cards that relate to one another. In order to be able to play, you need to create a minimum of three pairs of cards, and a maximum of six. They can also include images. Images will make the game even more attractive, and will help with the memorization of the elements. You know what they say…an image is worth a thousand words!

You can use the game when you need your learners to match up elements that are part of the same semantic universe. What does this mean in practice? Let’s look at some examples:

  • In Geography courses, it can be used for matching countries to their capitals, or flags to their countries.
  • In History courses, it can help learners to remember events by matching them to the years when they took places, or inventors to their discoveries, etc.
  • In languages courses, matching synonyms or antonyms, verb tenses, or images to words to learn new vocabulary, etc.
  • In Medicine courses, matching names of diseases to the corresponding image, symptoms to illnesses, etc.

Or, let’s look at what really matters: your corporate training. Memory can help youto reinforce knowledge of the history of the company, for example, matching important events to their dates; or for new product training, matching the feature to the corresponding product. And why not use it to develop sales pitches, linking a feature of your product to the benefit that it provides for the client?

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. You just need to use your imagination!

How to include the Memory game in your e-learning courses

In this tutorial, we explain how to create this resource in a step-by-step manner, so that you can include it in your courses. It is so simple – it will only take you a few minutes to create it:

  1. Set up your game

Memory allows you to set a maximum time for solving the game and assign the points that you can win, depending on the number of attempts and the time it took to solve it.

  • Time: The length of the exercise depends on the topic and the audience that the course is designed for, as well as the number of cards that need to be matched and how difficult you want to make it. In order to establish an appropriate time, you can test it, with one minute for 6 pairs of cards, for example, and try to solve it yourself. If you see that you have more than 30 seconds left at the end, reduce the time. If, on the other hand, you don’t have enough time, increase it by a few seconds.

    Remember that, in order for the game to be effective, you shouldn’t have lots of time left at the end, as then it wouldn’t be a challenge. On the other hand, you also shouldn’t program too short a length of time, as the learners would then feel stressed and frustrated if they didn’t have enough time to complete it.

  • Points: You can also add points allocation to the game, up to a maximum value of 5000 points. The value you choose will be taken into account in calculating the total points in each game, in accordance with the time and the number of attempts that it took for the player to solve it. Remember that the more points your learners can win, the more motivated they will be to complete the game as quickly as possible.
  1. Describe the game

It is likely that your learners will know this game, or that some of them will have played the classic version of it on a game platform. However, given that they don’t just have to remember completely similar elements, but also related concepts, it is best to add a short introduction that explains what the game involves. This text is shown on the game’s title page.

  1. Add a bag of cards

Memory offers the option of creating a bag of cards, so that each attempt is different. In this way, your learners can play different games and revise the content as many times as they wish.

As you can see, with isEazy Author, creating an interactive learning experience in just a few minutes is simple. With our new Memory game, enable your learners to have fun and increase the effectiveness of your training content. You can create a unique learning experience – what are you waiting for?

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