E-learning is structured courses or experience of learning that is delivered electronically and can contain content for performance support. It can help organizations manage training programs, self-paced classes, as well as blended-learning programs.
This eLearning provides an overview of the steps involved in the development of an eLearning course. It is intended as a guide to avoiding common pitfalls that frequently occur during the development of a new eLearning course. You can also check online to get more information about best elearning and instructional design.
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Steps to developing successful eLearning courses:
1. Define the scope of the eLearning course
Considering that this may be the first time that you have developed an eLearning course, combined with the fact that you will be working with a new vendor my recommendation would be that you limit the scope of the project.
Keep it simple and allow for expansion once the first version of the course is deployed. Generally, the second version of the course will require additional functionality based on the end user's input and feedback.
2. Define business case/need for the elearning course
Once again make sure that this is done right upfront. Having a clear and defined business case/need for the project will be important during all phases of the project.
Having a document that you can reference will be invaluable to you. You can also use the ideas that you developed for the business case in your deployment letter to reinforce the value of the course to the target audience.