The Process of Creating E-Learning Courses And Tools Used in the E-Learning Industry

2019-10-30 13:10:35

<div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Instructional design is very important for creating a quality e-learning course.</span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">What exactly is instructional design?</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Instructional design is the process by which resources for learning and experience are developed, created and transmitted. It is a detailed approach that aims to effectively design curricula and systematically develop an educational program, and we can say that it is synonymous with didactics.</span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Instructional design is very complex and important for e-learning design. In order to engage in instructional design, one of the more important factors is cognitive psychology, to know how learners perceive and process visual information. This would mean in the context of e-learning courses that the course be visually designed with a variety of interactions to allow the end-user to animate and thus better memorize the information.</span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">What are the steps of instructional design?</span></b></div><div><b><br></b></div><div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">When doing instructional design, you need to know what the client wants and be well informed about the topic. Therefore, behind the final product are: talking with the client, studying the topic and sketching until the client's approval.</span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Some of the steps that are essential for quality instructional design are:</span></div><div><br></div><ul><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Getting learner's attention through the use of various interactions;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Informing the learners about the goals, which help them to know the point of the e-learning course;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Stimulating the memory of previous learning, by connecting new concepts with previous experience and learning;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Presentation of e-learning materials;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Providing e-learning guidelines, which can be in the form of case studies, workshops, examples and the like;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Interaction with e-learning course users to motivate;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Providing feedback to motivate;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Performance evaluation;</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Increasing the importance of e-learning materials.</span></li></ul><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Who is the instructional designer?</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">An instructional designer is the author of the storyboard of the e-learning course. Often, people who do storyboards (instructional designers) also do e-learning course design.</span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">When designing the e-learning course, it is important that you don't deviate from the accepted storyboard. The designer has the right to suggest modifying the content of the storyboard if he/she believes that the proposed content is difficult to implement, but this certainly requires approval.</span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">The e-learning designer implements the pre-prepared graphic materials in Articulate Storyline 360, when finished, publishes - which goes further for approval and is ultimately released to the end-user/learner.</span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Instructional designer skills are also essential for an e-learning course designer - animation and end-user/learner motivation.</span></div><div><br></div><div><b><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">What tools are required in the e-learning course design process?</span></b></div><div><br></div><ul><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">With the approval of the storyboard, the next step in the e-learning course implementation process is designing.</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">The tools required to design an e-learning course are:</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Illustrator, for drawing graphics,</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Photoshop, for photo processing and layout realization,</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Animate, for more complex animations,</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Audio processing software, eg Audacity,</span></li><li><span style="font-family: Montserrat;">Storyline 360, which implements the adopted e-learning course design.</span></li></ul><p><br></p>

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