First, look at the ideal practice. What does it look like? What do employees need to know or be able to do to achieve the ideal practice?
Example: Usually you can’t achieve the ideal practice by just focusing on knowledge and skills, but some changes need to be made to the practice itself. If someone is taking a time management course and the person is overloaded with work, it will take more than imparting knowledge and skills in a training. Therefore, it is always recommended to zoom out and look at the big picture of the ideal practice.
After defining the ideal practice, determine the learning objective of the e-Learning. There are many different learning objectives possible. Here are a few examples:
The approach and method is different for each learning objective. After determining the learning objective, make a choice from the different Learning Formats. Then you can start developing the e-Learning.
Pro-tip: Start on paper first! This makes you more creative and makes it easier to work out the first rough idea of the e-Learning.
At FLOWSPARKS, you choose a Learning Format that matches the learning objective. This format is a handy didactic template that allows anyone to develop an e-Learning easily and quickly without the intervention of an instructional or graphic designer (read more about this in the blog: How to save up to 90% of your time in creating e-Learning).