Ten Commandments of eLearning Design April 25, 2009Posted by B.J. Schone in eLearning.
Tags: Design, Development, eLearning, InstructionalDesign, Learning, technology, Training
Cath Ellis has a great post outlining her Ten Commandments of eLearning. These basic principles, if adhered to, can make a huge difference in whether or not a project will be successful. These principles apply whether you are designing an eLearning course or introducing a new tool for your learners (ex. a blog, wiki, discussion board, etc.).
Here’s a summary of the Ten Commandments, but be sure to read Cath’s post for detailed information on each of the items:
- Put the pedagogy (not the technology) first
- Be aware of workloads and work patterns (yours and theirs)
- Balance risks with safety
- Balance obligations with rewards
- Make ethics a priority
- Model good practice
- Make expectations clear
- Establish patterns and stick to them
- Keep spaces available for students to use and shape to their own needs
- Use/develop protocols
Read the full Ten Commandments of eLearning.