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  • Isabelle Ulbrich


Motivation plays a crucial role in e-learning as it influences the learning process and promotes learner engagement. In the e-learning environment, which takes place on virtual platforms, it is particularly important to keep learners motivated.

Direct face-to-face interaction with teachers and staff is not possible, so support must be provided through other channels. Motivated learners are more likely to invest time and energy in learning, are more engaged and achieve better learning outcomes. Optimally tailored e-learning can therefore increase motivation within your workforce and thus improve employee engagement. These factors are intrinsic to securing your company's success in the long term.

In the following article, we at SWISSTEACH have summarised for you how e-learning can fuel and even multiply motivation.


In e-learning, many factors come together to increase the motivation of employees. We have listed the most important points below:

  • Interest and relevance of the learning content: Learners are more motivated if the learning content is interesting, relevant and practical for them. Engaging and relevant learning content arouses curiosity and helps to increase learning success.

  • Feedback and reward systems: Regular feedback on learning progress and reward systems, such as reaching milestones or receiving awards, increase motivation in e-learning. Feedback and rewards provide a sense of recognition and validation.

  • Autonomy and control over the learning process: When learners have the opportunity to design their own learning process and have control over their learning, this increases their motivation in e-learning. The freedom to determine the pace of learning, the order of content and the type of interaction promotes a sense of self-determination. As a result, learners are increasingly given the impression that the learning units serve their personal development and are not merely a chore.

  • Social interaction and collaboration: Embedding social interaction and collaboration with other learners or teachers in e-learning programmes also has a strong positive impact on their motivation. Sharing ideas, discussing concepts and working on joint projects in the context of DIGITAL EMPLOYEE TRAINING creates a supportive community that offers advice on questions and problems.

  • Intuitive use of the system: A user-friendly and intuitive platform or learning environment makes it easier for learners to navigate and access learning content. Easy and problem-free use increases the willingness to work, as no unnecessary energy is wasted on the part of the users on technical problems.


In addition to the factors listed that influence the motivation of employees in e-learning, there are also a number of specific strategies that improve the experience of learning management software (LMS). One possibility in this regard is through the implementation of so-called gamification and incentive systems. Through playful elements such as point systems, ranking lists or virtual rewards, the commitment of employees is permanently increased. However, in order to be able to really use this desired effect, gamification elements in particular should be mature and not appear to have been programmed uncharitably. The integration of multimedia content such as videos, graphics and interactive exercises also makes learning varied and appealing. Interactive tools encourage active participation and engagement of learners.

In e-learning, the individualisation and customisation of learning content also contributes to the sustained motivation of learners. Individually adapted learning content that corresponds to the needs and interests of the learners promotes willingness to work, as an immediate practical relevance can be seen. The ability to tailor learning content to personal preferences and goals increases relevance and thus automatically increases learner interest. Learners should also be empowered to set their own goals and monitor their progress. The ability to autonomously define goals and celebrate small successes increases motivation in e-learning. A supportive mentoring system that provides learners with individual attention and support is also beneficial. Mentors can serve as role models and help learners to overcome challenges and thereby promote their individual development process.


Our LMS GLOBAL TEACH® is ideally suited to sustainably increase the motivation of your employees through the use of e-learning. The platform offers a wide range of interesting and relevant learning content that meets the different needs and interests of learners. Through an effective feedback and reward system, learners are motivated to track their progress and achieve their goals. GLOBAL TEACH® puts your employees in control of the entire learning process by allowing them to determine their own learning speed and access to different content. The platform also promotes social interaction and collaboration through virtual classrooms and forums where lively exchanges take place. The user-friendly and intuitive use of GLOBAL TEACH® also facilitates digital access to learning content for e-learning novices, thereby preventively reducing potential frustrations. Furthermore, our LMS integrates gamification elements and incentive systems to increase the motivation of learners.

Our LMS GLOBAL TEACH® consists of a BASIC module, on the basis of which the extension PRO and ENTERPRISE can be added. In this way, you can tailor our LMS to your company and increase motivation among your employees thanks to e-learning.

If you have any further questions about e-learning and employee motivation, please feel free to CONTACT us at any time. We will be happy to advise you individually according to your specific wishes and requirements. Just get in touch with us!

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