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How to Create an Effective eLearning Content

By Education Technology Insights | Friday, November 30, 2018

Ever since the advent of digitization, the education space has witnessed a massive transformation from a “black and whiteboard” approach to using digital methods for creating content. It requires a great deal of planning, preparation and organizing to create an eLearning content that is relevant, simple, and topical. Aside from offering features to present visual and textual information creatively, the modern eLearning tools are equipped to assist designers and project coordinators at all stages of the content development. Below are the steps to design effective and actionable eLearning content:

Planning in Advance

The journey to creating a useful learning content begins with setting goals both for learners and the educators. The goals set beforehand will serve as a guide throughout the journey of content development process and learning. The strategic planning will not only help fulfill company objectives but also ensure that learners comprehend the concepts easily.

Preparing Detailed Course Description

Before designing the content, the detailed syllabus should be prepared to avoid the omission of important details. Doing so will set the tone for the entire eLearning course and the objective for which the content is being developed. Also, the syllabus preparation must be simultaneously followed by outlining all the significant details.

Crafting the Prototype

This stage involves creating sample content on a word processor, aimed at finalizing the content after taking feedback from the leadership team. The designer and content curator in consultation with the management team decide on various aspects of the content including visuals such as images, colors, and animations. During the prototype development, feedbacks are taken, and subsequently, the changes are made in the course content.

Assigning Responsibilities

The individuals involved in the eLearning development process must adhere to the guidelines, which are set to achieve the desired outcome. Moreover, the project in-charge must provide employees with adequate resources to conceptualize, prototype and complete the project on time and meet the expected quality. In this situation, aproject management platform can address various complexities involved in managing the overall eLearning development process, and helping to assign, track, and validate tasks and send notifications in case tasks are due.

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