E-learning courses are used extensively by companies to equip their staff members with the needed knowledge and skills. According to Ambient Insight, global self-paced eLearning market reached the $49.9 billion mark in 2015, registering a compound annual growth rate of approximately 9.2% over a five year period.
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.,
In my previous blog, Checklist for content standardization in eLearning- Part 1, I have discussed the grammatical rules that every instructional designer (ID) should follow while developing a storyboard. In this blog, I would like to share some guidelines on sentence structuring, style and important elements of an online course.
While designing an eLearning course, there are a number of important things an Instructional designer needs to consider, the quality of the learning content and the ability to present the information in a clear manner and maintaining consistency throughout the course.
Standardization is very important when you are creating the eLearning curricula. This process makes it easier for the designer/developer to understand and quickly process the content. The standards will help in adhering to quality and ensuring consistency in the courses, which will in turn create effective learning and make the development faster. It will ensure consistent output even when multiple people create the courses. Once you make the standards, make sure that everyone in the team follows them.