These ‘how to’ videos offer some great tips on how to create quality eLearning. Learn how to how to kick off your project, what engaging design looks like and how the development process works. You’ll understand how important collaboration is and listening to feedback is too – to ensure your student experience is smooth and seamless. These videos are part of our short course collection, so if you like what you see and want to know more about eLearning, you can check out our short courses here.

How to use eLearning to its full advantage

Here are my 5 key tips to ensure your eLearning is really effective…

  1. Link the eLearning strategy to the organisational objectives
  2. Think about the formula you’re going to use to support your eLearning, e.g. coaching or a supporting workshop
  3. Think about the model you’re going to use, e.g. the blended or flipped model
  4. Bring in curated research to make your eLearning ‘pop’
  5. Ask your audience for feedback

How to build a great eLearning brief

Here are my 5 key tips to ensure you have covered everything in the initial briefing stages of your eLearning project…

  1. Engage with and listen to your stakeholders
  2. Show your client samples and visuals of your work
  3. Commit to costs and timelines
  4. Stay on top of trends – e.g. using video, curated research
  5. Seek feedback from your stakeholders

How to generate learner buy-in

Here are my 5 key tips to ensure your learners are engaged with your eLearning project…

  1. Know your audience, their characteristics and needs
  2. Ask your audience what they want
  3. Using different learning styles – e.g the VAK model
  4. Test and ask for feedback to enhance your eLearning
  5. Put yourself in the learner’s shoes

How to build a learner profile

Here are my 5 key tips on giving your learner an identity…

  1. Give your learner a name, age, personality and key characteristics
  2. Understand the background of this person, e.g. literacy level, education, culture
  3. Figure out the learner’s typical behaviours
  4. Develop goals and purpose for the learner
  5. Ask how you can best support the learner

How to use an eLearning storyboard

Here are my 3 key tips to storyboarding your content…

  1. Make sure your storyboard holds all information related to the ‘story of learning’ – e.g. base content and supporting materials, client and subject matter expert information
  2. Apply an instructional design method to ensure rhythm throughout the learning
  3. Ensure strong communication with the eLearning developer

How to balance concepts and detail in eLearning

Here are my 5 key tips to ensure you have found the right balance…

  1. Follow the ‘tell, do and reflect’ method
  2. Provide a mix between text and interactive learning
  3. Break up the heavy detail into smaller chunks
  4. Make the learning simple, not complex and wasteful
  5. Always allow the learner to reflect on the learning

How to keep your eLearning content engaging

Here are my 5 key tips to ensure your eLearning is appealing for the learner…

  1. Follow the three C’s – Keep it CLEAR, CONCISE and CHUNKED
  2. Curate material and incorporate this into the learning for greater diversity
  3. Vary the tone to keep learners engaged
  4. Use storytelling and anecdotes to add colour
  5. Test the user experience to ensure it is seamless for the learner

How to work with eDevelopers and Graphic Designers

Here are my 5 key tips to ensure you successfully brief your eLearning project to the technical team…

  1. Understand your brief and ensure the brief is up to date 
  2. Learn any technical specifications required to communicate with this team easily
  3. Keep your review cycles to a minimum
  4. Allow the eDevelopers test the eLearning on the learning platform
  5. Work through any feedback in a constructive way

How to get the most out of your eLearning project team

Here are my 5 key tips to ensure you know how to successfully work with your eLearning project team…

  1. Keep your communication frequent
  2. Get on to roadblocks or challenges quickly
  3. Make the review and feedback process easy 
  4. Keep the central point of truth documents up to date
  5. Apply a project management methodology to ensure everyone is part of the evolving project

How to budget an eLearning project

Here are my 5 key tips when costing eLearning…

  1. Categorise what is high and low value when allocating budget
  2. Find the balance between written and curated content
  3. Know where and what to budget media on – e.g. animation, video or podcast
  4. Ensure you keep the original intent in the learning
  5. Seek feedback and sign off on the budget prior to production

How to test your eLearning project

Here are my 5 key tips for a better testing phase in your eLearning project…

  1. Follow a formula during the testing phase
  2. Test every browser and device the eLearning may be used on
  3. Know the importance of load testing – e.g. test the ability of the platform when a lot of people log on at the same time
  4. Seek feedback from users through user acceptance testing
  5. Compare your end product to the original brief

How to assess the success or failure of an eLearning project

Here are my 5 key tips to assess the success and learnings of an eLearning project…

  1. Seek feedback from the entire audience – e.g. target audience, stakeholders, eLearning project team
  2. Workshop lessons learnt across the project
  3. Celebrate the wins
  4. Document the success, lessons, budget and timeline of the project
  5. Road map what’s next for your eLearning project