American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) did a survey a couple of years ago to estimate the development time of an eLearning course. It identified three factors that impact the time to develop an eLearning course. They are
- Scope of work
- Technology and
- Review time
Our own experience in eLearning design and development mirrors ASTD’s findings. We have seen that the key to developing eLearning courses that have maximum learning impact lies in
- Setting clear cut expectations with key stakeholders
- Understanding the needs of target audience
- Employing the right learning strategy
- Choosing tools and technology appropriately
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The use of avatars or animated characters in e-learning courses is on the rise over the last few years. This is because avatars make the online courses interesting and help fill the void created by the absence of instructor by providing a “human touch” to the courses. In the study The Benefits of Interactive Online Characters, Byron Reeves states that avatars help learners retain information better and lend credence to information delivered by simulating an effect of social exchange.
It is no exaggeration to say that effective instructional design is the crux of a good e-learning course. Well-designed online courses not only help transfer information to the learner, but also enable him to utilize it efficiently to enhance his performance.
E-learning is a highly effective training medium. According to a report released by IBM, companies who utilize online training tools and strategies have the potential to boost productivity by up to 50%. For every $1 that a company spends, it’s estimated that it can receive $30 worth of productivity.
Employee health and safety constitute the most important aspect for organizations and that’s the reason they invest in health and safety training. Providing appropriate training will help in making employees competent in health and safetyaspects and avoiding the financial costs related toaccidents and occupational ill health. These trainings are most effective when immediately incorporated into standard operating procedures, workplace practices, and individual job performance requirements.
It is well-known that products are the revenue generators of an organization and delivering good training to staff members on products is very important. But, how can firms provide impart product training of high efficacy to their people? Well, they need to use e-learning.
It is common knowledge that well-designed induction training programs go a long way in enabling new employees to perform efficiently. They provide all the needed information about the company and its policies. Good induction training programs help new personnel “get into the groove” quickly and effectively, by making the staff members feel at home.
Nowadays, creating e-learning is simple and easy, if you have tools like PowerPoint and Articulate Storyline. You can quickly publish them into e-learning and upload on to the LMS. But it is very important that the e-learning is engaging to the learners. To engage the learners, we try to add many interactivities and attractive visuals such as infographics and gaming assessments. In addition to these, there are other basic aspects to be considered to make your e-learning courses engaging.
E-learning today is being widely used for training adults. We are all aware of the fact that adults need to know why they should undergo training and what will they benefit by it. To fulfill this basic requirement of the adult learners, it has always been recommended that we frame measurable learning objectives.
Total quality management is a journey, not a destination.” (Berry).
Quality check is a process that determines whether all important elements of quality are met as per the set criteria. Quality control helps to keep up the accuracy and efficiency of the course.