Delivery refers to how the content will be delivered. This is a natural follow on, and in a way, connected to what was discussed in the previous activity, where we looked at how the information can be packaged. Here we talk about how learning can be delivered, for example does content need to be delivered via a Learning Management System or can we email the information as part of a spaced learning event. Do we put a PDF or an interactive eBook on the intranet? Does the content need to be a video, or will audio only suffice? Does it need to be an eLearning module, or will a single web page on the intranet suffice? Do we schedule live classes or can that information be delivered via a pre-recorded video?
The delivery strategy will be determined mainly by the learners and their own environments and constraints and the organisation’s capabilities and constraints with regards to technology, budget and resourcing.
Learner Related considerations
How comfortable are learners with the various delivery channels being proposed? For example video conferencing could be frustrating for learners where English is a second language, or a learning disability of evident.
What is the level of their technical ability? If they are new to recent advancements in technology they may not be experienced in using technology that some of us have had more experience with.
Time? If learners are in different time zones, or may be on the road more than other learners, then availability will influence when and how they engage with the content.
Organisation constraints may include restricted access to platforms, tools and technology. There may also be limited times when learners are able to learn at work, so scheduling synchronous activities may be inconvenient to some learners and thus should be carefully planned.
It is a good time to revisit a resource from the previous module