Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (ADDIE) – an e-learning development framework that had been the mainstay of the online training world for several years. This 5 stage online course development methodology helped produce many an effective course. However, the web-based learning development model has failed to meet the demands of changing times, as it is inflexible and has the following limitations:
Many times, as instructional designers and developers, we are asked to create highly interactive courses, within tight timelines and budget. It’s a big challenge, right? So to make it work, you need to be ready with resources that can be easily leveraged.
Ryan, the training manager of a manufacturing firm was excited because he had obtained management buy-in to roll out e-learning to train his employees. Ryan had meticulously analyzed the training needs and was convinced e-learning could best meet these needs. He had even chalked a plan for e-learning implementation.
E-learning has altered the way organizations train their employees. Many organizations have shifted from traditional training to online training because of its benefits such as its flexibility, easy access, cost effectiveness, and the time it saves. But how can you develop effective e-learning courses to train the employees in your organization? Well, you need to consider a few things.
Doesn’t it astonish about the evolution of e-learning from the days of the Gramophone to today’s iPod’s? It seems truly remarkable when we start thinking about how things evolved so rapidly. As an e-learning professional while writing this post, I have been surprised to notice that the evolution of audio players has a lot in common with the evolution of online learning. The history of audio players as well as e-learning development can be divided into 4 stages.
Change is the only constant. – Heraclitus
The world of audio players has come a long way in the last 70 years, from the days of the Gramophone to today’s iPods. As an e-learning professional, I believe the evolution of audio players has a lot in common with the evolution of online learning. The history of audio players as well as e-learning development can be divided into 4 phases. Let us see what they are.
E-learning allows for learning without the barriers of time and place. It is a given that it should be accessible by everyone. Everyone includes the differently abled learners too. In fact, most governments have Acts in place that ensure people with disabilities have access to websites. One of these is the US government’s Section 508 which mandates the creation of inclusive and equally accessible website content.