London (UK), September 2023 - (by Emil Reisser-Weston, MSc MEng from Open eLMS) In exploring the utilization of AI to convert text prompts into comprehensive eLearning content, Open eLMS AI is using a generalised AI knowledge base (either trained with company documentation or the standard data from Chat GPT) to introduce a tool capable of generating eLearning courses on various subjects based on text prompts.
This article, by Emil Reisser-Weston, MSc MEng from Open eLMS, envisions a scenario in which AI streamlines content creation by transforming ideas, concepts, or information into engaging eLearning courses. The AI not only produces content but also designs visually appealing eLearning experiences, complete with interactive quizzes and questions. The piece highlights how this AI-driven approach can revolutionize eLearning design and emphasizes the evolving role of eLearning designers in creating tailored and effective educational content.
Picture an AI-generated eLearning scenario in which you have a bunch of ideas, concepts, or information that your company or you have created and you want to turn that information into an engaging eLearning course. Instead of slogging through hours of content creation, imagine just giving a quick text prompt and letting the AI handle the rest. That's where trained AI from uploaded documents comes into play.
Let’s say you want to create a course on Coffee Brewing at SunDollars for your coffee company, SunDollars. You type in a text prompt like, "Create an eLearning course explaining how we make coffee here at SunDollars." Now, this isn't some sci-fi mumbo-jumbo; AI is really capable of making this happen.
The AI takes your text prompt and gets to work. It digs through its digital brain, analysing tons of uploaded documents, articles, and resources related to coffee brewing at the company. It's like having a team of researchers at your fingertips, working at lightning speed. The AI distils all that knowledge into structured lessons, modules, and even interactive quizzes.
But wait, there's more. Not only does the AI create the content, but it also designs the eLearning with visually stimulating content such as video presenters, eye-catching graphics, and animations to break down complex concepts.
And the kicker is that the learning experience doesn't stop at the content. The AI can also design quizzes that test the learner's knowledge of coffee brewing and can even add interactive questions through the course of the eLearning module. It's like having a personalised tutor guiding you through each step of the learning journey.
So what does this mean for the eLearning designer? As an eLearning designer myself, I confess I’ve had those moments staring at a blank screen, trying to find the right words. However, I’ve happily discovered that AI eliminates this struggle. It generates clear, concise explanations that are as easy to understand as your favourite meme and gives you a design upon which you can embellish. You don't have to worry about jargon or convoluted sentences; the AI keeps things simple and relatable.
With Open eLMS AI you, as a designer, can then step in and add that touch of design magic, editing text and redesigning as you go. The design of eLearning will be so much quicker, but the amount of eLearning demanded from companies will grow, as it gets easier to create and personalise eLearning. Why purchase a one-size-fits-all course that is largely inappropriate for your needs? AI is now so easy to deploy that courses containing up-to-date information can replace out-of-date materials every few months. Your eLearning will be refreshed with updated documentation loaded into the AI so that it evolves with you.
So is the eLearning designer now redundant? I would say the exact opposite - thankfully! eLearning designers will now be employed directly by organisations to disseminate the wealth of knowledge within each company, and they will be more central to the firm’s operation and financial success. As such, their worth will be enhanced, and more job opportunities will occur and wages will rise accordingly.
To sum up, AI isn't just about automating tasks; it's about enhancing the learning experience in ways we couldn't have imagined before. So, don't be surprised if the next eLearning course you enrol in feels like it was tailor made for you. It can be, thanks to the magic of AI, a simple text prompt, and the power of the Open eLMS AI system.