The skills and resources required to build and deliver eLearning
The many hats of eLearning
Picking up from the previous learning activity where we looked at the roles involved in our projects both directly and indirectly, we now start to explore our immediate production circle, where we get our hands dirty and plan, write, design, create, build and deliver. We may also need to generate some learning reports using Excel!
I wrote this article a few years back as a snapshot to reflect on where my career had taken me, up to that point.
As new skills are learnt, we wear more hats and broaden our contribution to the eLearning development process.
Even just recently we had a client that wanted to get the videos “off” an old training (interactive) DVD that they had. New computers don’t tend to have DVD players these days so they were looking at wanting to still keep using the content from the DVD, however access the videos via their LMS.
This hat was the “take our old DVD and get the videos off and upload the videos to an LMS” hat.
We ended up completely recreating the interactive DVD experience into an online interactive video experience delivered via their website and LMS.
The skills required for that particular project;
- Use of Handbrake (video software) to trans-code the videos from the DVD to computer based video files
- Adobe Premiere to edit the videos into smaller videos
- Adobe Captivate to import the edited videos and recreate the interactive experience
Starting an eLearning Team
It may not be as easy as pressing a button, but any organization can start its own online learning team with proper support. You’ll need to understand the roles that are required for building a team and the skills needed to fulfill each role.
Have you needed to start an eLearning team, or are you currently part of a wider team? Sometimes we “are” the team. What are your experiences with working with larger development teams?
How to grow an eLearning dream team: 8 things the best L&D leaders do
Making sure that our team’s own internal goals and objectives are known, ensures that the team works harmoniously and collectively and can grow and learn together? What are your initiatives to work on some of these tips, are you currently undertaking internal activities to grow and develop the team members?