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LeanForward’s elearning Roadmap will help you:

  • Determine if elearning is right for your organization
  • Justify the investment
  • Allocate the necessary resources
  • Manage the process
  • Avoid costly mistakes

At LeanForward, we recognize that every training initiative is unique, so no single document could possibly satisfy every organization’s needs. Our elearning development Roadmap is a helpful tool to put your organization on the path to success. We have used the approach described in the Roadmap to develop thousands of effective elearning programs for a wide variety of organizations.

LeanForward’s Instructional Design model begins with the Instructional System Design (ISD) model known as ADDIE (analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate). Upon this foundation, LeanForward incorporates advanced Instructional Design and Adult Learning Theories for elearning programs such as:

  • Robert Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction
  • Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives
  • John Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivation
  • Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory

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Here are some excerpts from the roadmap:

Elearning Provides More Accessible and Flexible Training
There is no need to schedule specific training dates or times. Since it can be done when and where needed, elearning typically requires 40-60% less training time than traditional classroom learning. This minimizes downtime and boosts productivity. Note: Saving time does not affect the quality of learning. According to a study by Brandon-Hall, it’s actually quite the opposite

Elearning Gets Results
Quality elearning provides learner-directed, learner-controlled training that allows the learner to initiate training when best suited for them. They can progress at their own pace and revisit content as needed. This is a primary reason why the Research Institute of America found that elearning increases retention rates 25-60%, while retention rates for face-to-face training are just 8-10%. 

Elearning Saves Resources
With elearning, companies can reduce costs related to travel, hotel rentals, equipment, printing, energy, and manpower. Since learners aren’t taken out of their jobs for extended periods, elearning is far more cost-effective than traditional training. 

How Do You Approach an Elearning Project?
There is a natural, logical yet often overlapping flow to efficient design and development of an effective elearning project. To engage the whole project team, incorporate key elements of the ADDIE model (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation) while also integrating the SAM (Successive Approximation Model) agile approach.  

Elearning is Responsive and Consistent
Most organizations report that elearning increases their competitive edge by helping them respond quickly to changes in their business, industry or market. Elearning also ensures that learners receive consistent instruction regardless of when or where they complete their training. This is especially important for compliance training. 

Is Elearning the Right Fit?
The advantages of asynchronous elearning really are staggering. However, elearning is not right for every training initiative. So how do you tell if elearning is right for a specific project? Whether you’re considering replacing a traditional instructor-led training program with elearning or you need to develop a brand-new training program, there are several questions to consider. 

What Resources Are Needed?
Developing quality elearning takes special skills – Project Management, Instructional Design, Multimedia Design, Elearning Development and Quality Assurance.

Judging Success
Once you’ve deployed elearning, how do you know if it was successful? Measuring success can be quantitative as well as subjective. Beyond documenting how many people completed the training and how they performed on their assessments, there are some common questions you may want to investigate.  

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