It's 2013 and I am still seeing poor quality e-learning courses being built by so-called 'professional' e-learning developers who then sell these to uninformed organisations. Common issues include:
- Poor navigation
- Poorly chunked and sequenced content
- Overwhelming use of text
- Poor attention to visual design
- Little use of scenarios to create context
- Insufficient learning activity and problem-solving practice
To help support organisations in their quest for quality e-learning, I have created a checklist that I invite you to download and use.
Please download this 3 page Checklist to Assess the Quality of an E-Learning Course.
Use this checklist to:
- Assess the quality of off-the-shelf e-learning courses before purchase
- Self-assess the quality of an e-learning course your developing
- Assess the quality of e-learning currently on your LMS
...or give it to your e-learning developer to comment on and justify their design.
Note that this checklist is not exhaustive, but is a good starting point. A more detailed e-learning style and function guide is available to E-Learning Academy members.
Please feel free to leave a comment. I'd love to receive your thoughts and ideas about this checklist. Thank you.