Getting started with eLearning

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  1. Learning strategy

Define your aims and identify issues that need to be resolved.

  1. Set quantitative goals for progress and definitions of success

Make a list of measurable outcomes you could expect to see as a result

  1. Identify a solution that fits both the goals and the audience

Keep in mind the age and background of users, their level of technology adoption and what sort of devices they will be using to access learning content

  1. Get buy-in

Communicate issues, goals and expectations to stakeholders. Make sure they understand the value of a new eLearning programme

  1. Ask internal subject matter experts to summarise content

Identify the experts within your organisation and ask them to share their expertise with you.

  1. Assess the technical requirements

Check out our Jargon Buster handbook for eLearning newbies.

  1. Instructional design

Apply best practice pedagogical principles. Think rich, concise content, heaps of interactivity and beautiful multimedia.

  1. Begin to design and develop

Keep in mind accessibility and usability when choosing fonts and colours.

  1. Pilot

Ask an internal group of stakeholders to test and review your learning campaign.

  1. Amend where necessary

Take on board the feedback given by your pilot group and decide which changes are necessary. Small, incremental change will help to ensure that the baby isn’t thrown out with the bath water.

  1. Collect data on learner progress

Check out our blog: Big Data: Big Results for eLearning?

  1. Assess the success of your eLearning

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