There are only a few weeks left in 2012. Things are about to slow down in advance of the holiday season, so hopefully you can take advantage of this time and reflect upon the learning programs you implemented over the past year. Check out David Vance’s article on Chief Learning Officer’s website on why you should measure and evaluate.
For eLearning programs specifically, Marc Rosenberg recently wrote an insightful piece on “Testing Your eLearning Strategy” on Learning Solutions Magazine’s website. Marc points out eight questions that instructional designers can ask themselves to help determine whether or not their eLearning strategy is solid.
One of key points Marc makes is that strategy should put you ahead of trends. In an era where technology develops at a rapid pace, waiting until everyone else is on-board is simply too late. The key, Marc says, is to “jump in, get started, and prepare for continuous improvement.”
In other words, it’s important to remain flexible. That flexibility, however, must be balanced with commitment. He says trainers must remember to also balance expectations with resources and time.
If you run eLearning programs, check out Marc’s post, and run his eight-questions past your strategy. If you’re not confident in how your strategy stands up against his test, get started on revamping things. With a fresh year on the horizon, there’s no better time to start.
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