Creating very unique Learning Experiences

Creating new learning experiences doesn't have to be hard. In fact, if you use some basic techniques, you can create proper learning content and settings for your organization, your students, or your friends.
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Roman Schurter
Roman Schurter
+20 years educational content creation, Community Manager and Learning Designer at Get More Brain.

The first step of cre­at­ing unique Learn­ing Expe­ri­ences is to engage the learn­ers. You need to make sure that the con­tent is inter­est­ing and rel­e­vant to them. Once you have their atten­tion, it’s time to keep the flow!

Let’s see how you can improve your Learn­ing Expe­ri­ence in five sim­ple steps:

  1. Cre­at­ing inter­est­ing and rel­e­vant con­tent
  2. Tie new infor­ma­tion to things already known
  3. Build a small course exact­ly for your audi­ence
  4. Present new infor­ma­tion in an engag­ing way
  5. Give your audi­ence a chance to test their skills

Let’s have a look in detail. Shall we?

Creating interesting and relevant content

In order to keep stu­dents inter­est­ed in what they are learn­ing, edu­ca­tors need to make sure that the con­tent is both inter­est­ing and rel­e­vant. One way to do this is to find ways to con­nect the mate­r­i­al to real-world exam­ples.

For instance, if you’re teach­ing a his­to­ry les­son on the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, you could dis­cuss how the events of that time peri­od still affect our lives today.

Anoth­er strat­e­gy is to use tech­nol­o­gy in the class­room. By incor­po­rat­ing video, audio, and inter­ac­tive ele­ments into your lessons, you can help stu­dents stay engaged with the mate­r­i­al.

Final­ly, it’s impor­tant to remem­ber that dif­fer­ent stu­dents have dif­fer­ent inter­ests and learn­ing styles. By cater­ing your lessons to the indi­vid­ual needs of your stu­dents, you can help ensure that every­one can stay engaged and learn effec­tive­ly.

Tie new information to things already known

When we are try­ing to learn some­thing new, it can be help­ful to tie it to some­thing we already know. This helps our brains make the con­nec­tion between the new infor­ma­tion and some­thing that is already famil­iar.

For exam­ple, if you are attempt­ing to learn a new word in a for­eign lan­guage, you might try to find a word in your native lan­guage that has a sim­i­lar mean­ing. This can help you remem­ber the new word more eas­i­ly.

Anoth­er way to make con­nec­tions between new infor­ma­tion and what we already know is to relate it to our per­son­al expe­ri­ences. If you are try­ing to under­stand a con­cept in math­e­mat­ics, for instance, you might think about a time when you used that con­cept in real life. By mak­ing these kinds of con­nec­tions, we can bet­ter remem­ber and under­stand new infor­ma­tion.

Build a small course exactly for your audience

When design­ing a learn­ing expe­ri­ence, it is essen­tial to tai­lor the mate­r­i­al to the spe­cif­ic age group, inter­ests and abil­i­ties of the stu­dents. By tak­ing the time to build a course that is exact­ly right for your audi­ence, you will ensure that they get the most out of the expe­ri­ence and are more like­ly to rec­om­mend your ser­vices to oth­ers.

Start small and build small pro­to­types of learn­ing sequences. Test them with your audi­ence. Learn from their reac­tions and feed­backs. Improve your course and make it big­ger.

Present new information in an engaging way

In today’s world, there are a vari­ety of ways to present new infor­ma­tion. Gone are the days of sim­ply lec­tur­ing to a room full of stu­dents. Now, learn­ing can take place in a vari­ety of for­mats, includ­ing audio, video, and inter­ac­tive quizzes and sur­veys.

This allows stu­dents to engage with the mate­r­i­al in a way that best suits their learn­ing style. As a result, they are more like­ly to retain the infor­ma­tion and be able to apply it in the real world. Whether you are teach­ing a group of stu­dents or pre­sent­ing new infor­ma­tion to col­leagues, be sure to take advan­tage of the many tools avail­able to make the whole learn­ing expe­ri­ence engag­ing and effec­tive.

Give your audience a chance to test their skills

Skills test­ing is a best prac­tice that allows you to assess your audi­ence’s skills and knowl­edge on a par­tic­u­lar top­ic. This can be done through a vari­ety of meth­ods, such as quizzes, sur­veys, or exer­cis­es.

By test­ing your audi­ence’s skills, you can ensure that they are best pre­pared for your project or work. Addi­tion­al­ly, you can use skill test­ing to iden­ti­fy gaps in your audi­ence’s knowl­edge, which can then be addressed through fur­ther train­ing or edu­ca­tion. Ulti­mate­ly, giv­ing your audi­ence a chance to test their skills is a great way to ensure that they are best pre­pared to meet your expec­ta­tions.

This animated GIF shows 3 stages of creating a learning experience with Get More Brain. The base is bitmark as a structured language to create learning content. The second stage is the enrichment of the base content with interactive learning-bits. Stage 3 is the mobiel messenger-based experience using the content in Get More Brain.
Cre­at­ing unique learn­ing expe­ri­ences based on the three lay­ers of Get More Brain.

We help you improve YOUR learning experience

EdTech, or edu­ca­tion­al tech­nol­o­gy, is one of the most rapid­ly grow­ing indus­tries today. There are now apps and web­sites for every­thing from learn­ing a new lan­guage to man­ag­ing your time more effec­tive­ly. In addi­tion, EdTech is being used in more and more schools, uni­ver­si­ties and orga­ni­za­tions to cre­ate new learn­ing set­tings and expe­ri­ences for stu­dents.

Get More Brain is list­ed as one of the top EdTech Star­tUps in Switzer­land. Whether you’re look­ing for a way to improve your grades or sim­ply want to learn in a more inter­ac­tive and engag­ing way, Get More Brain will help you. We are in closed beta right now, but will open our app to the pub­lic soon.

We can help you find the right Learn­ing Expe­ri­ence and the right Learn­ing Con­tent for your needs. Con­tact us today to get start­ed.

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