However, this doesn’t mean simply putting online the PowerPoint that was used for the classroom training. E-learning involves much more than that!
To make the most of e-learning, you need to be thoroughly prepared, and the Cognibox team is here to help you. Here are a few key steps to consider when creating an induction training course in e-learning format that will meet your training expectations and provide a significant return on your investment.
1. Assembling the Training Content – Analysis
For optimal information retention, the standard timeframe for an online course is 60 to 90 minutes. Too much content can drown out your ideas, as well as distract and discourage the learner.
An analysis and review are therefore in order to extract and adapt the content that meets the learning objectives. This process will also allow you to update information and clarify elements.
Our team can help you determine the content to be retained, enhanced, removed, illustrated, etc. so it’s presented optimally in e-learning format.
2. Determining the Structure and Training Activities – Design
Develop the training plan, design the interface/design, determine the sequencing of the content chosen at the previous stage, determine the training activities, etc. At this stage, we will create the table of contents for the training course, plan interactive activities and multimedia elements, and draft the texts that will be used for the narration and displayed onscreen.
At the end of this stage, a prototype is created and presented to the client so they can comment on the visual aspect and organization of the content.
3. Creating Content – Development
The third stage entails shaping all the elements of the training course (interactions, texts, videos, audio content, etc.). Software such as Articulate Storyline and Captivate are often used.
At this stage, we will assemble and finalize the elements defined at stage two: creating the final illustrations, animating the visual elements, programming the interactive elements and the final exam with a pass mark, and integrating multimedia elements, such as the narration, videos, music, etc. Strict quality control is a must in order to prevent errors.
4. Delivering the Training – Implementation
There are two primary delivery methods, online via a specific webpage or website, or via a training management platform commonly known as a Learning Management System (LMS).
All of these options have their pros and cons. Our team can advise you as to which solution is best suited to your needs.
The client corporations that use Cognibox can make their e-learning induction training available to their contractors directly in Cognibox.
To determine whether the new e-learning training course meets your training needs, it’s a good idea to have it tested by a small group of individuals. They will highlight any irritants, overly lengthy parts and areas for improvement so that you can make the course more relevant and effective.
At the end of each stage, a validation process is undertaken with the client. It’s critical for the client to be involved throughout the process. These checkpoints ensure that the training remains in line with clients’ needs and expectations.
Our team of content development and training process experts offer consulting services to a wide range of clients in various industries. We encourage you to make the most of our expertise to guide you in creating e-learning induction training courses that meet your organization’s needs and requirements.