Engaging design is central to successful e-learning. But how do you do it right? Kineo, the providers of rapid e-learning, has collaborated with partners to apply its years of e-learning design skills to create a free rapid e-learning course on how to design effective e-learning.
Kineo, the leaders in rapid e-learning, has collaborated with Clive Shepherd and InVision learning to create a short course on rapid e-learning design. Entitled ’60 minute masters’, the course provides subject experts and many others with the skills needed to design engaging, rapid e-learning materials for use in the workplace.
The module itself is an exemplar of effective and engaging rapid e-learning, combining a high level of questions, a distinct tone of voice, and engaging graphics and media to help designers, SMEs and others interested in e-learning to raise their game. The course was showcased at this week’s Devlearn conference in San Jose.
True to rapid e-learning principles, the course was developed in a few short weeks, using the commercial authoring tool Articulate, and is hosted in a Kineo LMS powered by Moodle, the open source LMS.
Kineo Partner Steve Rayson commented: “We’re delighted to be involved in this module to help raise awareness and skills in e-learning design, and to show what can be done in rapid e-learning. This course raises some of the key issues for people to consider when designing and developing rapid e-learning. As we’ve always said, Rapid e-learning isn’t about authoring tools; it is about good learning design and effective processes. This module explains how.
“We’re often asked how rapid e-learning is different. Rapid e-learning isn’t about winning awards, it is about getting the job done; quickly and cost-effectively. It is also about streamlined processes and rapid prototyping. You should no longer be paying to create lots of design documents, instead you can use rapid tools and streamlined development processes to prototype very quickly which will improve communication and stakeholder engagement to get better learning. Also rapid tools mean you make can changes quickly and easily, so you don’t need to pay for change control, it is part of the process.”
The module can be accessed for free at www.kineolearning.com/60minutemasters