Making Information Security eLearning Fun/Engaging

September 6, 2017
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Making Information Security eLearning Fun/Engaging

This is my new profile. Lost access to old one.
Wizard 1 posts
Followers: 2 people
September 6, 2017

Hi all.

I’m designinig my first eLearning course outside of work, where I’m a developer, and it’s on Information Security/Cyber Awareness for employees.

I’ve never designed a course before, and am struggling to find a way to make it interesting for the learners. I’ve looked around and a lot of people use animation of characters/cartoons, but I don’t have this skillset, and feel it doesn’t treat adult learners as adults, like Paul Wilson talks about. I’ve also worked my way through some, which are unbareable and are just information dumps with a quiz at the end.

I was wondering if anyone has experience in compliance and if you have any tips to for non-instructional desingers. I am learning about instructional design, but it’s more the approach I’m struggling with.

Thanks

Luke

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2017-09-07 02:09:18
2017-09-07 02:09:18

Luke, it's not compliance training but the storytelling aspects of this scenario based eLearning have brought me a ton of inspiration in the past for making eLearning more engaging. http://blog.cathy-moore.com/2010/05/elearning-example-branching-scenario/

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2017-10-05 19:52:50
2017-10-05 19:52:50

The "Information Security Awareness" training our hospital produced had a good idea: start with the "hook" of presenting actual emails that employees have received and asked them to click on the parts that raise your suspicion that it's the work of scammers/phishers. It got you thinking about all the emails one receives and how you have to act like a detective to look at addresses, misspellings, signatures and the like.

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