So you're going to start a new eLearning program? Are you apprehensive about getting buy-in from the stakeholders, developing the team, communicating, and leading the program? Then here are some time-tested tips to significantly reduce the time you get your project onboard, minimize risky surprises, and successfully close the project.
If you are about to start creating an eLearning course, don't just read this article and move on. Make sure you answer each of these questions so that you have a clear idea of the direction you want your course to take. The more you understand the course you are about to create the better chances it will be a successful one. These questions will guarantee : That your eLearning course design connects and resonates with your audience That your learners are receptive to the content, and That your efforts are measurable!
When a lightbulb burns out, do you throw away the lamp? If you do, then you are either incredibly rich or possibly have a weird thing for new lamps I guess. But, if you’re like the majority of the lamp-owning world then you likely just replace the bulb, which allows you to save money and enjoy a brighter room too. Unfortunately, when it comes to "fixing" an existing employee, over hiring a new one, managers often throw out the lamp, so to speak. While companies have a pretty clear idea of what it costs to train an employee they ignore the real question: what is the cost of not training an employee?
When it comes to eLearning, every course will be unique. Hence, the purpose of your efforts needs to be defined before you begin to plan and develop the course required to meet that end. This is done by creating an overall strategy for the eLearning project.