It is not enough to build your eLearning solutions and hope that learners will take the courses on their own. You need to do all that is possible to promote and market eLearning initiatives within your organization. So, how do you ensure that employees are aware and informed about your initiatives?
To do this, you need to have well-thought-out communication strategies and a sound communication plan in place. Download an on-demand webinar on “Communication Strategies for Marketing eLearning”, to understand the drawbacks of a typical approach to rolling out eLearning in an organization. Also, get to know about the challenges you might face while marketing eLearning and best practices to overcome them.
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A standard is a frame of reference which qualifies what is good and what is not. In the context of computer-based learning, there are many elearning standards given by AICC, ASTD, IMS Global, etc.,
Creating an effective eLearning course is a challenging task, as you need to cater to the expectations of different stakeholders. You can make it easier using prototypes.
How can you develop a top-notch eLearning course that meets your needs very effectively? What does it take to create the perfect online course? Well, you need to follow a well-defined eLearning development process.
As instructional designers, training managers, subject matter experts, project managers, and project stakeholders, we all have heard of the term ‘process’. Deciding on and selecting the process which will increase learner performance and improve the Return on Investment (ROI) is of utmost importance to everyone involved in an eLearning project.
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Every instructional designer will be trained on standard instructional design principles such as ADDIE or Gagne’s nine events. It is not easy to remember all these concepts and apply them at the right instant of time, especially for people that have just started their career in instructional design. Therefore, as an instructional designer, you should be skillful at four different slices of an eLearning pie that always remind you of the ideas behind these principles. Let’s see what they are.
The aviation industry was the first industry to adopt eLearning and define the standards for online course development. The Aviation Industry Computer-based Training Committee (AICC) develops guidelines for CBT and WBT. They adopted eLearning to ensure flexibility and minimize costs. The use of eLearning has reduced the dependency on aircraft and other high-end training devices considerably. E-learning courses used to train the people in the aviation sector need to be developed meticulously as even minute details play an important role. E-learning courses for the aviation industry should not infuse doubts in the mind of the learner, and they need to enable him to take quick decisions. This is essential to ensure the safety of passengers and air crews.
Dealing with subject-matter experts for eLearning courses is a regular sight for an instructional designer. The subject-matter expert or SME is an integral part of your course, and this person works behind the scenes gathering relevant content for your eLearning course.
It’s well known that efficient instructional design is the heart of an effective eLearning course. But, how will you make sure this instructional design is learner-centric? In this post, we will look at some tips to design learner-centric eLearning courses.
Title: Visualization in an eLearning course
“Something is happening. We are becoming a visually mediated society. For many, understanding of the world is being accomplished, not through words, but by reading images.” – Paul Martin Lester, “Syntactic Theory of Visual Communication”
Frontline managers need to frequently interact with employees and possess excellent technical skills. They are responsible for creating reports, enforcing rules and regulations, signing approvals etc. They should lead from the front and motivate their team members to acquire the required skills.