When it comes to course creation, the most common question eLearning professionals hear is ‘how long will this take to create?’ And it sends shivers down their spines – notably because the answer is probably a fair bit longer than the requester is expecting.
eLearning development time is often under-estimated by those not involved in the process – leading to tight deadlines and stressed development teams. So, how can we bridge this gap between expectations and reality?Read More
Have you ever started an eLearning project, seemingly with the right people to deliver but then realised that you had a serious gap between the project requirements and the skills at hand?
Why does this happen? Well, part of the problem is that demarcations between instructional designer, eLearning developer and content developer are often very blurred. I was co-hosting an instructional design workshop the other week and was struck by how many people were attempting to do all these roles at once. Yet, the skillsets involved are quite different. Sometimes I think you could equate it to asking a plumber to do an electrician’s job. These are allied trades but would you want the plumber to re-wire your house? No. But, you might be OK with them replacing a plug.Read More
Are you struggling to decide whether to build eLearning courses in-house or to outsource them? Look no further – we may be able to help you make your decision. In this blog we will take an in-depth look at the key factors in the “make or buy” decision-making process, enabling you to analyse your internal capacity and if decide if whether building in-house is the right step to take.Read More
One of the biggest decisions organisations face when embarking on their eLearning journey is whether to outsource their eLearning development, or develop it themselves. There are a number of benefits for all methods of eLearning content development, so I thought I would go through the benefits of the four main options, to aid you in your decision-making process.Read More
Even if you’ve only been in the eLearning world for a short period of time - I’m sure your brain is already going a mile a minute, thinking of things you would never advise your worst enemy to do on an eLearning content development project. Heck, you may have even been on the receiving end of someone else’s supposed words of wisdom yourself.
So, I’ve put a few examples together of what we think might be the worse content development advice:Read More