Got a question?
Office: +61 2 9988 3412
Mobile: +61 417 252 960
Or use Contact Us
- Authoring tools
- Change management
- Changing practice
- Client question
- E-Learning strategy
- E-Learning tutorial
- Learning Management Systems
- Mobile learning
- Organisational culture
- Performance support tools
- Project Management
- Research – Corporate VLE
- Social media
- Systems training
- Virtual classroom
- Workplace learning
- Workshop participants
The E-coach Blog
A Free Checklist to Assess the Quality of an E-Learning Course
By Alison Bickford on May 6, 2013
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.
11 Responses to “A Free Checklist to Assess the Quality of an E-Learning Course”
Excellent post. You and your readers may find useful the article “A compact Instructional Design Review Checklist” http://elearningindustry.com/a-compact-instructional-design-review-checklist
Have a wonderful day,
Thanks for sharing this Alison. This is a really useful checklist and I believe that if more people used it, the quality of e-learning would improve.
Hi Alison Bickford,
Thanks for sharing Free Checklist to Assess the Quality of an E-Learning Course. this is really very helpfull.
Hello Christopher. Thank you for your comment and for sharing your checklist. Alison
Thank you Matt. I appreciate there are a lot of people out there, like yourself, ‘fighting the good fight’ to improve awareness about e-learning quality in our shared fraternity. Best wishes, Alison
Thank you, Alison
Alison, it’s a great pity we are still seeing poor quality e-learning thanks for putting your quality checklist into the public domain.
Thanks for the checklist. Creating compelling e-learning courses continues to be the primary challenge for many of our LMS clients. I forwarded them a link to this post. Thanks again.
This is very useful tips thanks to share the e-learning tips here
Vasantharaj Jeremiah said on July 10th, 2013 at 9:28 pm
Thanks for the checklist its very useful to me. Thanks a lot.
Thank you Vasantharaj. You are very welcome.