It is very important that we develop good quality eLearning courses for our employees. If employees are happy with the eLearning course, they are bound to continue registering for future courses and wil recommend it to their colleagues too.
So, how can you deliver a quality eLearning project?Based on my experience in handling eLearning project, I suggest this 5 step process that will surely help you deliver as per expectations.
1. Understanding the Scope: Before starting the project, we need to understand the background, requirements and specifications of the eLearning project, so that we can deliver a quality product. Scope describes the work involved in the project and its deliverables. It also defines the limitations of the project.
Here are the main points that the scope document should define in an E-learning project:
- E-learning project goals and objectives
- High level requirements
- Project Team
2. Involving the project stakeholders at each stage: Explain your process and involve project stakeholders at every stage and take approvals so that by end of the project we can deliver as per their expectations.
To involve stakeholders in your E-learning project, ask the following questions:
- What is the skill level of the employees?
- Are the employees’ computers savvy?
- What are the employees’ learning hours?
- Will they get any certification by end of the course?
In addition, if you have any queries related to the content, you should get clarification right at the start .
3. Creating Standard Templates: Standard templates are invaluable in delivering quality eLearning. E-learning templates are created to maintain a consistent quality throughout the project.
Here are the various templates that could prove to be invaluable in eLearning project:
- Storyboard templates
- Graphic User Interface
- Components Library
- Style guide
- Presentation patterns
4. Setting up Quality Systems: Well defined quality systems are yet another requirement to deliver quality eLearning. We should have check points at each and every stage so that we can control the quality in a timely manner. We can follow a AQL (Accepted quality level) for the project. Reward team members who perform and deliver their task with the very good quality. You could also consider rating team members based on their performance to motivate them.
5. Facilitating Check lists: Checklists play a very important role in controlling quality and obtaining consistent output from the E-learning project. We can reduce the wastage and needless re-work through periodic checklists. This also enables us to complete the project within the given timelines.
I think these steps are very helpful in delivering quality E-learning for your employees. Do you have any measures to add to the list above? Please share them here.