From Idea to Online Course in 48 Hours: Two-Day Rapid E-Learning Workshop

What would be an ideal workshop/seminar structure to give RTO’s and other training providers an introduction to rapid E-Learning development?

Here is a proposed structure for a course titled: ”Essential Rapid E-Learning Development Cycle for Training Providers.

Course Focus: The focus on this course is the full E-Learning development cycle, with technical skills taking a secondary role. Attendees will practice a “just in time” mindset, where technical skills can be learned as they are need to complete a development task. Supplementary learning materials will be provided for attendees to take away and study technical aspects of development software in more detail.

Brief: A client has approached you with an urgent request to develop an online training module in one of the following topics:

-Customer Service
-Emotional Intelligence
-Conflict Resolution
-Work/Life Balance
-Improve Your Writing Skills
-Telephone Helpdesk Skills for English Second Language Employees
-Any single Unit of Competency that you choose

Project Brief: You are required to select a topic from the above list, create a team (3-4 members), design and plan your online learning module and assessment tasks, assemble your resources including books/web resources/people resources, create and upload your course to a server for delivery via Moodle, and develop an online feedback questionnaire/survey to obtain feedback from learners for continuous improvement.

Project Length: Your online learning module should take no longer than 30-40 minutes for learners to complete, not including assessments. You can divide the module into 6-10 shorter sections.

LMS: Use Moodle as an LMS, and upload a logo to customise the site. Use Adobe Captivate 5.5, Audacity and PowerPoint.

Day 1:


-Select teams for the duration of the project based on interest in above topics (3-4 members per team)
-Learning logs (individual) – journal your learning, noting own learning needs, use a ‘just-in-time’ learning framework
-Develop your chosen topic into a lesson outline, including scope of project, TNA for learners, envisioning your final output
-Creating your storyboard concept (present to client/class/group) for sign-off approval
-Deciding on tools and techniques (Audio, Video, Graphics, Powerpoint, Captivate, Audacity, Moodle, synchronous/asynchronoues learning, use of social media, assessments)
- Review and decide on the shortest path to the final goal using existing resources (people, skills, resources, books, internet)
-Explore presentation techniques: use creative methods, including alternatives to bullet points
-Project management 101 (the critical path of your project, saying no, focusing on time /milestone goals)
-Create a leaflet advertising your online course

Decision-making on content and delivery (what’s in the “too-hard” basket?/eliminate)

Captivate 5.5 introduction

Day 2

Finalise: Creating, Gathering and assembling resources

Moodle – uploading your course to a CMS

Recruit another team as your learners and let them complete your course and provide constructive feedback for changes. UAT (User Acceptance Testing), feedback, changes.

Please comment by sending ideas to include in this course, or by making changes to the existing structure.

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