Interaction/Design Levels

There are four recognized levels of web-based training development, and within each level, there are three variations of interactivity, ranging from Low to High. Choose the best level based on your topic, audience, and delivery preference.

Graphic illustrating the four levels of web-based training development
  1. Level 1: Transfer Knowledge—online reading; page turner

    • Low:

      Basic Slide Presentation

    • Mid:

      Slide Presentation with base-line interaction (knowledge checks)

    • High:

      Template based (defined look & feel for web)

  2. Level 2: Transfer Knowledge; Skills—step-by-step; simulations

    • Low:

      Basic Slide Presentation

    • Mid:

      Slide Presentation with base-line interaction (knowledge checks)

    • High:

      Template based (defined look & feel for web)

  3. Level 3: Transfer Knowledge; Skills—step-by-step; simulations, animation, video

    • Low:

      Basic Slide Presentation

    • Mid:

      Slide Presentation with base-line interaction (knowledge checks)

    • High:

      Template based (defined look & feel for web)

  4. Level 4: Transfer Knowledge; Specific Skills—heavy use of simulations, animation, video, virtual reality, test proficiency

    • Low:

      Basic Slide Presentation

    • Mid:

      Slide Presentation with base-line interaction (knowledge checks)

    • High:

      Template based (defined look & feel for web)