Our aim as eLearning development professionals is to have you say “After people did this training, they started doing things differently”. A change in behaviour is what we really care about.
Unfortunately, most professionals don’t judge eLearning that way. They judge whether it looks good and is fun. We hear “Well, people enjoyed doing it so it must have been good” or “the photography was really excellent”.
Don’t get me wrong – fun, attractive eLearning is important. But it’s not the only criteria you should use to evaluate your training solution. Think of your eLearning like a person you are considering spending a lot of time with. Beauty is only skin deep. It’s what’s on the inside that really matters.
Like a good life partner, good eLearning will make you want to be a better person. If your module just confuses you, even if it looks pretty, it’s time to dump it and move on to something better.
Raise the standards of eLearning and educational multimedia:
1. By creating amazing digital learning products that are not only engaging, but effective.
2. By providing free resources and information to help improve our industry.