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Rapid E-learning Development: Tips to Save Time

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Rapid E-learning Development: Tips to Save Time

The advent of rapid authoring tools has reduced the time taken to develop eLearning courses manifold. Many corporate eLearning projects, however, get delayed due to requirements that frequently change in the development stage. So, how can you deliver eLearning projects on time? Well, here are a few tips.

  1. Understand the project and its requirements: It is essential that you understand the project and its requirements clearly. We should have clarity about the scope, and we should ask the client to “sign off” the scope document. It is very important to create a work breakdown structure for each deliverable. We should also pass it to the project team and all stakeholders. This can save time and avoid communication issues.
  2. Select the right authoring tool and team: Authoring tool selection and team selection are the two important factors in saving time. We should estimate the time that we can save with a rapid authoring tool, and compare it with other tools, depending on the requirement.We should select the right team, which can work comfortably with the tool.Once you have the selected the authoring tool, see what you can do with it and what you cannot.

Note: It is always better to use the default features of the authoring tool to develop the elearning course, rather than customizing the features, as customization takes time.

  1. Make Standard Templates: Anothervery important factor is making standard templates. Making standard templates and reusing them in your eLearning courses saves a lot of time. It also lends consistency to your courses.
  2. Prepare check lists: It is very important to prepare the checklists and follow them. This goes a long way in avoiding re-rework, and we can control the quality and eLearning development schedule.

Have anything more to say apart from these? Please do share!

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  • Hans Min

    I found it, as a developer, very useful to make arrangements for having very close en intensive contact with the content expert and a student during a short period for developing the content. Do not send each other texts for revision. Sit together and make the rough text.

  • Yes Hans. Excellent point!