“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that, What you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” - William Pollard
In the present competitive environment, this rule becomes even more relevant. Companies are putting a great effort in creating a constant learning environment in order to improve the skill set of their workforce and make them the drivers of growth of the company.
Custom elearning courses are becoming extremely popular these days. Companies are hiring professionals to create custom learning modules for the employees of their companies, keeping in mind the organisational and business needs.
Here is list of steps that need to be followed before creating a custom elearning course. However, before you start creating anything, you need to ask yourself these questions:
1. What skill are you catering to?
2. How would this course be used?
3. What are the issues you are trying to address through this course?
Steps To Create A Custom Learning Module
1. Interact with the clients and all the employees of the organisation. Try to understand the lack in skill that is required the most for the growth of the company. Create an outline of the course and take a final go ahead.
2. Ask your customers these three questions :
➔ What needs to be learned? For example, how to create a business presentation or how to improve task management skills etc.
➔ Who needs to learn? This will help you have an understanding of the learners and hence can help develop a personalised learning experience.
➔ What are the prerequisites of the course?
3. Time span of the course and that of each class. This would help break the course in different modules.
4. A clear learning objective or the end result of the whole course is an important ingredient that helps the developer of the course in picking the relevant content for the course.
5. Create Grading and Assessment items in order to help the employees as well as the organisation a better understanding of the progress of the learning process.
6. Making the course as per the industrial standards so that it can be used in any learning management system or browser.
7. Informing the employees of the technical requirements that are needed before starting this course.
8. Explain how to take the course through clear directions before the learners start the course.
9. Adding copyright information would help protect the material from wrong usage.
10. Make the course interactive by asking for feedback and continually improving upon the course.