The benefits of online learning are well documented in terms of accessibility, convenience, cost effectiveness and being available 24/7. But what can you do to make sure that you optimise the value of these courses? Here’s how project managers can get the most out of online learning.
As a project manager, there never seems to be enough time for training. Certainly if your experience is anything like mine, you move from one project to the next, often finishing one and starting another simultaneously. That means when you do make that commitment and schedule (pun intended!) time for training, you need to make sure it’s going to give you the knowledge and skills that you expect.
Fast-paced and more mobile lifestyles are changing the way people learn: we want to be able to access training when and where we want it. The world of project management is no exception. Next generation e-learning is taking a greater role in organisational learning due to its enhanced interactivity, speed, convenience and reduced cost in comparison to traditional training and educational channels, especially for remote workforces.
Also, the prevalence of digital devices, such as tablets, has prompted a 40% increase in the popularity of online enterprise training, according to the 2012 Digital Learning for Business report by the ILX Group. But not all online training is the same! So here are 10 top tips to help you get the most from online learning:
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Meeting requirements and expectations during an e-learning courseware development project is a 2-way street. The role of the client is to keep objectives clear, manage the internal stakeholders and project processes. The role of the e-learning provider is to listen to the client, meet their needs, and add value to the project experience and outcomes along the way.
Creating an e-learning course is a multidisciplinary, multimedia production. Like any production, it is dependent upon the quality of the outcome that came before it. From start to finish, there are clear milestones where the e-learning provider must seek sign-off from the client to help ensure all is correct before the next part of the process proceeds. The client has responsibility to complete a through check before signing-off the milestone.
via Milestones of a typical E-Learning Project | E-Learning Academy.
This great video outlines in 10 minutes how an eLearning project should run
What does eLearning project management involve. This video from Claudia Dornbusch provides a great overview.