9. Manage the Learning
- Who’s registered for the course?
- How much time have they spent on it?
- Have they finished?
- Have they understood it?
These are some of the questions that a Learning Management System will answer for you.
If you need to record this for compliance, legal or safety reasons, this is invaluable.
An LMS is a specialised database and can be costly; if you only need limited information, somebody could write a piece of software quite inexpensively.
If your material and your LMS comply with the SCORM (www.adlnet.org) and/or AICC (www.aicc.org) standards, most commercial, off-the-shelf online learning material you buy will also work through the LMS.
10. Model, Pilot, Test
The larger the project, the more important to model and develop the material in stages.
Design and author a series of pages or learning objects so that you can get a sample of your audience to try them out and report back.
Because multimedia is put together as a series of interlocked files, it is very easy to tweak and refine on a small scale, rather than have to rework the whole project when it’s all but completed.
The more sophisticated Learning Management Systems can identify where trainees are struggling or losing interest.
And, of course, before you release the final product, it should be fully tested and bug free.
Rossiter and Co can assist you with training or health and safety video productions