6 Minutes of reading
6 Minutes of reading
It goes without saying that adhering to a well-defined methodology is crucial when it comes to designing a blended learning course. The first step is understanding how teaching theory can help you to develop your employees’ skills. Next, it’s a case of analysing your organisation’s structure to determine your target learners and teaching objectives. After that, you can move on to the design phase, where you can reflect on the teaching strategy you plan to implement.
Once your design strategy is good to go, you’ll want to move on to the next phase, which is creating your training modules. Not sure how to go about it, or need some advice? You’ve come to the right place!
The creation phase is all about building the training course that you envisaged at the outset, step by step, module by module. In short, it’s about putting the strategy you established during the previous step into practice!
Good organisation is key to producing a good course. And – you’ll be pleased to hear – this doesn’t involve anything too complicated. All you need to do is create a master folder to make it easier to produce, store, maintain and roll out your course.
This folder should contain several sub-folders, which will help make your life easier, namely:
Always remember to back up your work! This sounds obvious, but we’ve all lost a few hours of work (or days, if you’re really unlucky) by simply forgetting to save our progress.
It’s also a good idea to archive your training course even after you’ve finished working on it, so that you can easily retrieve it and add any changes or updates.
First, if you’re producing multimedia content for your training course, you’ll want to use some basic tools and resources.
To get started, you’ll need:
For instance, if you’re producing a video module, you’ll need to:
A great e-learning course would be nothing without great tools. So, why not use digital tools or software to help you produce your modules? This will basically make your life easier and save you time!
Let’s take a look at some of the most useful ones:
So, you’ve just finished producing your course and you’re wondering whether it’s ready to be rolled out... Not so fast! There are two main reasons why it’s important to test your training course before launching it officially.
First, having your training course tested by a panel of trainees who represent your target audience can provide you with some valuable preliminary feedback on how effective your blended learning course is. Your panel of target learners can let you know their thoughts – for instance, perhaps there’s a module that isn’t very easy to understand and could do with being reworked. Essentially, they should go through your training course as if they were taking it in real life and provide feedback to enable you to perfect your training course before you roll it out.
Second, testing your course in advance will enable you to fix any bugs. That way, you can make any last-minute corrections and avoid any problems further down the line.