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Effective eLearning Design

Effective eLearning Design

Organizations have a need for effective training. Training designers have to be able to design effective eLearning to meet those needs. This is difficult because designing successful eLearning is part art and part science, involving the use of learning and training theory and an understanding of the knowledge and/or skills to be taught. The design also has to be completed within the constraints involved in all phases of the training design and implementation. Further complicating the process is the diversity of equipment, tools, and techniques involved. A final complication is the fact that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the design of eLearning. Each course is unique. However, there is a general process whereby the designer balances the elements involved. If the designer does everything correctly, there is a greatly improved chance that the result will be effective eLearning.


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Megan Lavalette
Megan Lavalette (Content Developer/Instructional Designer)
1 year ago
This is a great resource especially for people just starting out in the instructional design/online learning field. The article was well organized and included helpful characteristics under each main section. The article is informative and easy to follow.
Molly Albers
Molly Albers (Student)
8 years ago

This was very informative for me to learn about effective eLearning. As a student in the eLearning program, I gained insights and knowledge on being effective in this field.