Years ago, e-learning development was a complicated process requiring a full team of professionals: instructional designers to write the script, graphic designers to create visuals, and developers to code. This system required time, resources, and budgetundefinedthings that are nearly always in short supply.
Rapid e-learning development tools changed all this. Now a single instructional designer can take on a project from start to finish. While these tools reduce costs and trim timelines, it can sometimes come at a cost to the final product. Using templates instead of graphic designers can lead to e-learning that looks generic or ugly. Using pre-rendered interactions instead of developers can lead to a habit of forcing the content into a handful of stock interactions rather than fitting the interaction to the content.
When the tools aren’t pushed beyond the basics of what they can do, we often end up with the dull “Click Next” e-learning that people dread taking. So does this mean that rapid e-learning tools can’t create memorable learning experiences? Not at all. It just means we need to use these tools differently for them to be effective.
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By the end of this session, you’ll be able to create e-learning projects that are more interactive, take better advantage of the strengths of your tools, and ultimately make e-learning engaging and enjoyable for your learners.
This event is hosted by ASTD. To register, click here.
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