There has been a lot of information out there, okay, I’m kidding there hasn’t been much of anything when it comes to course standards. At least not in a long time.
Rather the focus has been on course development and frankly, courses. I’ll readily admit that regardless of the course standard you use, if you create click-click-click courses, than no course standard will make it engaging. Bad is bad. Boring is boring.
Learners in 2016 are different to learners in 2010. Modern learners want bite-sized learning that they can complete during breaks in work hours. They want mobile learning they can quickly consume on their smartphones. And they want to be entertained and challenged with games!
If you’ve been an instructor or a student in a class in higher education in the last 10 years, you probably used a learning-management system or LMS. There are plenty to choose from, including Blackboard, Canvas, Sakai, Moodle and D2L. Many of these systems started as small, nimble startups but have grown into large “learning-technology” organizations as they have matured.
eLearning authoring tools are an increasingly popular way for trainers and employers to train their staff. It is also a great medium for teachers to spread their knowledge with their students.
In 2015, the Polish government launched an online repository of open, Creative Commons Attribution-licensed e-textbooks, covering the core curriculum for primary and lower secondary education. After five years, open education activists finally saw their advocacy work bear fruit. In parallel, the government changed the textbook funding model, which translated into massive cost savings for parents and students.
eLearning consultants are specialists in the field. They can handle a wide range of tasks, from developing multimedia content for your next online training course to offering advice on how to improve your online training ROI.
The LMS is still a massive commitment for any organisation, both in terms of staff resource and budget.
Get an implementation wrong, and you can be saddled with an albatross for few years to come; get it right, and it can form the backbone to a dynamic learning culture.
Here's a couple of current articles that will give you a few ideas about what to be aware of when you are in discussion with your chosen vendor short-list.