Do you have many courses to be developed and rolled out to the employees of your organization? Do you want to address this task in a simpler manner? The solution to this is to develop an e-learning curriculum rather than individual courses. So, what is an e-learning curriculum? It is a split of various learning modules – individual or interlinked – compiled in a single component that needs to be completed by the learners.
And why should you consider developing an e-learning curriculum? Developing e-learning curriculum helps reduce cost because individual courses are developed into one unit. But the time taken to develop is long. So, how can you reduce the development time? This can be done by quickly analyzing the inputs, formulating a suitable instructional design strategy, and opting for the right authoring tool to develop the course. Also, breaking the content into smaller modules and explaining the objectives of the curriculum help reduce development time.
Standardizing the storyboard, animations, screens, interactivities, and so on and developing a functional development kit are essential tasks. Also, confining to using interactivities and animations that are specified in the kit and finally, following the Agile model that calls for a close interaction between IDs, SMEs and e-learning developers.
Developing an e-learning curriculum offers many advantages to both employees and organizations. Some of them are listed below:
Presents content as one comprehensive unit: Developing an e-learning curriculum helps present the entire content in one unit. This enables learners to access content in an efficient manner.
Ensures consistency: E-learning curriculum ensures consistency because all modules of the course are uniform including navigation, graphical user interface, color, and layouts for interactivities, assessments, instructions, font style, size, color, titles and sub-titles, text, and so on.
Saves training cost and increases scalability: Developing an e-learning curriculum helps reduce the training cost. This is because a single course is made accessible instead of smaller modules. This increases scalability.
Thus, e-learning curriculum makes learning simple and easy to understand, whereby because of which content is presented as a comprehensive whole. So, the next time when there are many courses to be rolled out to your employees, tick on “Develop the e-learning curriculum” check box to enjoy all the above benefits.
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