→ Keep drills challenging by including up-to-date information and learning goals
Set learning goals for drills to make sure people brush up on time. Also, add the latest information to keep your drills up to date. Check below to find out how it’s done!
It is important to set a learning goal for drills or courses, keep your content up to date, and adapt the tone of voice to your target group.
This is an example of a course in which news value is incorporated by means of a story. Through a newspaper article about a recent successful resuscitation, people immediately know why going through this drill is of vital importance.
With the 10 drill design principles, we help you on your way to designing the perfect drills. These tips will help you create the best questions based on educational design principles and ensure an effective learning process and well-anchored knowledge. Click on one of the other 9 design principles for more information and clear examples per design principle.
Cut your learning material up into small chunks. Microlearning is effective and motivates learners →
Focus on information that people really need to remember. Use drills to anchor crucial knowledge →
Add a story to your drill. This will allow you to contextualize the sets of questions and give people relevant information →
Limit each question to one piece of information that people need to remember. Especially for adaptive learning, short and relevant questions are the most effective →
Drills are assessment-based: learning by answering questions and remembering feedback. Incorporate the message people need to remember in the answers →
Use the feedback option to explain answers. This will help people grasp and remember the material quickly →
Use different types of questions and answers, such as open-ended, multiple-choice, hotspot and sequence questions. Also use images, videos and audio clips →
When you ask about one and the same learning element in different ways, you will make sure the information is processed actively and, therefore, remembered better →
Optimize learners' commitment by keeping them motivated. Communicate why drills are so important →
Don’t have the time or resources to make good drills yourself? Find out how we can help!