Why are you struggling creating new eLearning content?
Save time with effective eLearning
When talking about productivity in eLearning development, we often talk about how to do things efficiently to save time (and money) in your company.
As trainers we are often focusing on the creation of new content rather than ensuring that our existing content is distributed, accessed and where necessary reused to maximum effect in the organization. We often tend to forget that sometimes it is actually faster to reuse content.
Learning to use content strategically throughout your company is crucial these days. It’s very important learning how to create, reuse and repurpose different elements for efficient and collaborative eLearning development.
Ways in which reusing or repurposing content can benefit your company:
1. More for less: Once an eLearning course is developed on a given business process, it can be used not only by current employees but also future employees. eLearning courses can be offered to employees during different periods of time, without making any changes.
2. Increases productivity: Faster production and easy updating of content.
3. Saves money: Reusing content saves you money because you do not have to build everything from scratch every time you want to offer a new e-Learning course. This way, you can divide the expenses over several different courses.
4. Consistent quality: Each student will get exactly the same material no matter when they take the course. This leads to very consistent delivery of material that is not possible in a traditional classroom approach.
Having a web-based authoring tool has clear advantages in the reusing and repurposing strategy that your company may acquire. For example, content is faster to distribute among reviewers, it’s easier for reviewers to login from anywhere they are, as well project managers can have a real-time visualization of these changes, and of course it is easier to reuse content which will of course help to reduce the timeframe of the project.
It’s never been easier!
The traditional arguments against eLearning include higher initial course development costs. However, these costs can be minimized through time with content reutilization. It’s never been easier to create, and reuse your own learning material than using an eLearning developing tool. After you’ve create your courses, you can continue using and repurposing these for other contexts.
Having an eLearning tool like SHIFT, content can be grouped, moved, imported and reused quickly and easily. The idea is that users save time in creating their courses, so that content can be used in contexts other than those that were initially created. SHIFT allows for specialization of labor, collaboration, review, update and content reutilization that will make large eLearning development teams dramatically more effective and more productive.