When it comes to digital (on-line) learning there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. Similar to the design of in-person classroom training, we must always consider three important components when deciding on a direction to pursue:
- What is the learning objective(s)?
- Who is the target audience? (eg age, gender, prior knowledge, attitude/willingness, etc)
- How will the learners “consume” the training? (desktop, laptop, tablet, Smartphone)
Moreover, based on the answers to these questions, we make choices about how to best approach the training initiative. With respect to the desired learning objective(s), we also need to consider which “domain” of learning is involved:
- Physical; or
Ultimately, the answer to that question, further guides our choices. And finally, there is one more important set of questions that are inter-connected and impact our training solution:
- Time available plus the expected “shelf-life” of the training;
- Budget available
- Complexity (the more interactive the eLearning solution, the more labour hours required to “create/program it”)
Indeed, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution in digital (on-line) learning. These aforementioned questions above help us to evaluate which digital learning solution will work best for your organization and the goal of your program.
eLearning is truly an effective approach for the deployment of pre-requisite training activities, education for the masses, and post-training performance support for those in the workplace as well as for product and service training for users and customers.
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