With the growing popularity and success of e-learning in the corporate circles, the need for high-quality course-ware development is ever-increasing. Many organizations thus prefer the route of developing their course-ware through external resources in order to keep up with the pace of demand and restrictive time-lines. But the quintessential question that they have to ask themselves is how will it impact the quality of the course-ware?
G-Cube works with many organizations, assisting them to develop e-courses for their varying needs. Looking into our rich and varied experience, we bring forth some ways that the e-learning vendor can ensure content quality – considering large volumes and strict timelines.
1. Prepare for effective SME interactions: Gathering knowledge that will flow on to content creation is the first step of e-learning development. For any e-learning vendor, interaction with SMEs is often the first and most crucial step.
- For SMEs within the client organization, time and availability can be charted out early in the content development process.
- For external SMEs, a clear indication of time required for interactions and input needs to be charted out.
To derive the most out of the time allocated for SME interactions, prepare and share questions in advance. This gives experts the time and opportunity to prepare before they start giving their input.
- Restrict taking inputs beyond the requirement of the course, as it will be an unnecessary waste of time.
2. Developing custom content through efficient Process Flow: A robust project management process ensures that all timelines will be adhered to while delivering the standards of content quality.
3. Two-way communication: The channels of communication between the client and vendor need to be open throughout the course of content development.
4. In-house quality testing: At the end of the day, it is stringent testing is what ensures the quality of the course content.
5. Utilizing existing content: When time is a constraint, rapid authoring tools can be utilized to re-furbish existing content within the client organizations and make it e-learning compliant. Presentations and other documents that have been a part of the classroom curriculum can rapidly be transformed into e-courses.
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