Processes give you a clear-cut idea of step-by-step procedures involved in the development or creation of any product or deliverables. Also, they play a key role in organizational development by helping achieve the desired results. Processes are very important for every organization to ensure quality products and deliverables.
Here, I would like to share the key process steps required for creating successful eLearning.
1. Phase 1 – Finalizing the scope and strategy: Once an eLearning project is awarded, a kick-off meeting should first be convened with the internal team to understand the overall requirements of the project. The team should then start analyzing the inputs and prepare as many questionnaires as possible in order to collect the relevant data. Also, the team has to prepare the draft design strategy and graphic user interface (GUI).
Once we are ready with the questionnaires, strategy and GUI, we can have a kick-off meeting with the stakeholders to ask our questions, clarify all our doubts and take feedback/approval on the strategy and GUI.
It is better to get the feedback from the customers at every stage of the project. This will also ensure complete satisfaction from the client’s side. Also, you can prepare a checklist based on client feedback/expectations.
Note: Before moving to phase 2, it is better to get all queries answered and obtain approval on the scope, plan, strategy, GUI and checklist.
2. Phase 2 – Finalizing the prototype: Before developing the prototype, prepare the learning strategy, visual strategy and audio strategy. Learning strategy should include introduction, interactivities and assessments and visual strategy should include using images and infographics and icons. Audio strategy includes details about the audio duration, number of narrators to be used in the e-learning and their selection process and criteria.
Now you can develop the prototype, which is the blue print of the e-learning course. It is functionally activated and includes the critical elements of eLearning. Send the prototype for client review and get the feedback and update it until it meets client expectations.
Note: Before moving to the phase 3, you should get the approval on the prototype from the customer.
3. Phase 3 – Develop the Complete e-learning (Alpha – Gold): It is now possible to develop the detailed storyboard with audio script and send it to customers for their review and feedback. Once the storyboard is finalized, you can develop the functional e-learning without audio by using tools. You can send the e-learning to customers along with the audio scripts for their review and feedback. Once you get the feedback, update the storyboard and audio scripts and send it for audio recording if the client feedback is negligible. However, if the feedback is extensive, it is advisable to send the course and script for approval before the recording.
Once you receive the audio files from the narrator, start integrating the audio into the e-learning and send it the customer for review and feedback. Update the e-learning if there is any feedback from the customer and make the compliance version to upload on the Learning Management System (LMS).
By following this three-step process, you can develop your e-learning successfully. Hope you find this blog informative, please do share your thoughts on this.