To succeed in your eLearning project, you need to understand the customer and his requirements. Then create a process and involve the client at every stage. You also need to properly analyze the project scope and get you queries clarified.
In this blog, I would like to share 4 tips that make your eLearning development smoother.
1. Understand the customer: Before starting an eLearning project, it is very important that you understand the customer needs. We need to read the inputs thoroughly to comprehend the customer’s needs. Check if there is anything missing from the given inputs and communicate with them accordingly. Ask the personnel of the client, who are involved in the project – SMEs, training managers and others. Also check how many people are involved in course reviews and who will give the final approval.
2. Involve the customer in the entire eLearning development process: Create a lean process that the customer can easily understand. Involve the customer and SMEs throughout the eLearning process, so that you can avoid re-work at the end. This also ensures that you are aligned to customer needs.
3. Analyze the project scope and decide the authoring tool: Conduct a proper analysis of the project scope and define the project activities and deliverables. See if there are any constraints and plan for them. Select the authoring tool based on the customer requirement or project requirements. Define the roles and responsibilities of the project staff clearly. Estimate the time lines and budget of the eLearning course development. Get your doubts clarified and do not assume anything as it will affect the project in terms of time lines and cost. Finally, get the scope approved by the customer.
4. Prepare a prototype: Before starting the actual eLearning development, prepare a prototype and send it to the client for approval. This helps you avoid re-work at the end of the project. Prototyping helps in identifying the problems and issues at the initial stage. Also, we can avoid miscommunication or any other confusion. It also helps the client to get an idea of the look and feel of the course.
These are some tips to make your eLearning development hassle-free. Please do let me know if you have more!