A prototype in eLearning is an integral part of course development. In simple words, an eLearning prototype is a mini version of how your complete functional eLearning course will look like. A look at the prototype should be able to give stakeholders an idea of:
- The instructional design strategy
- The presentation of learning objectives
- Attention grabbers used in the course
- Assessments that are mapped to the learning objectives
A prototype helps align project expectations so that the SMEs and reviewers (from the client’s end) involved in the project get an idea of how the final course is going to be. If there are any disconnects (instructional design as well as functionality), it’s easier to make corrections at this stage.
A prototype review actually facilitates an opportunity to exchange ideas so that the final eLearning course is designed to meet stakeholders’ expectations. Check this infographic to know about the elements of an eLearning prototype and the benefits a prototype offers.