eLearning Solutions: Tools and Best Practices
For years now, eLearning has been a solution for organizations to support their business goals, improve performance, increase productivity, and reduce the overall cost of knowledge transfer. When planning for the design and development of an eLearning course, there are many things to consider. As Instructional Designers, we are rightfully concerned with the learning outcomes, objectives, materials, assessments, authoring tools, etc., while the technical teams are focused on methods for deployment, such as bandwidth, configuration, SCORM/AICC conformations, etc.
But how do we ensure the end product meets the expectations of our stakeholders and the target audience and provides a rich, engaging, and effective learning experience?
- Have we conducted a proper needs assessment?
- Do we have clear and measurable performance objectives?
- Do we have a way to effectively measure success of the training?
- Do we have the right tools and resources to support our vision?
- Are there new and better tools out there?
- Have we considered the technical requirements of our LMS in the design?
- Do we have a testing strategy in place?
- Have we planned our evaluation early in the process?
This presentation will focus on the tools, best practices, and how to leverage these resources to make informed decisions and ensure your eLearning meets the demands of your organization and provides a memorable, engaging, and effective learning solution for your audience. To best tailor this presentation to meet the needs of our members, please follow the link to complete a quick survey: http://www.orgwidesurveys.net/surveys/ASTD_Present/ASTD_Present.asp?P1=3g75-x3cm-j9m
Tracy Morrison is the Senior Director of Operations at Orgwide Services and is responsible for leading the firm’s production teams in the planning, development, and delivery of client products and services. Before taking on the role of Senior Director, Tracy served as the Manager of Learning and Development at Orgwide and has led the team in the design and development of hundreds of eLearning, instructor-led, virtual instructor-led, and blended training initiatives for clients spanning over 70 organizations and 16 industries. Prior to joining Orgwide in 2006, Tracy worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, Tracy provided support to all members of the ITS Leadership Team. Tracy’s responsibilities required extensive interaction with ITS staff for gathering requirements, definitions, business process flows, project management, technical documentation, and training requirements. Tracy lives in Collierville, TN with her husband and three daughters.