The first thing you need to do before starting e-learning course development is conduct a “learner analysis”. It is very important to know who your learners are, and what they have to learn. In fact, knowledge of the target audience, their preferences and skill sets will help you tailor the presentation of the learning content to meet their specific needs and preferences.
Here is an infographic on 5 effective tips to analyze the needs of online learners. Please check it out.