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“E-Learning is hot right now!”
“Think of how much money we’ll save!”
“My CEO says we have to use e-learning.”
If you are going to embark on an e-learning journey, be sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Jumping in without understanding why you should (or shouldn’t) convert your training to self-paced online courses can mean making short-sighted decisions that your organization could regret later.
When deciding whether or not e-learning is a good fit, you need to consider instructional design, audience needs and preferences, technology, and business constraints such as time and cost. You can use this simple quiz to see if e-learning might be a good fit for what you are trying to accomplish.
Figure 2-1: Do You Need E-Learning?
E-Learning Fundamentals, ATD Press 2015
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