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Monday, June 08, 2015

Do You Need E-Learning?

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Diane Elkins, the president of Artisan E-Learning writes:

“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?

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E-Learning Fundamentals, ATD Press 2015  

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Editor’s note: Learn more from Diane Elkins’ new book E-Learning Fundamentals: A Practical Guide (ATD Press, 2015). Elkins and co-author Desirée Pinder deliver a comprehensive examination of the e-learning process from the ground up. Download this checklist from in an editable format.

Source: ATD (blog) and ATD Channel (YouTube)