What is eLearning, really?
For the last ten years, I’ve developed training in some capacity. I’ve used everything from Authorware to PowerPoint to create materials. I remember a couple years ago a co-worker asked me what software program converted content to eLearning. I laughed to myself–as if it’s just a matter of clicking a button and an eLearning course magically appears.
In casual conversations I find that people don’t understand the true purpose of eLearning. In the grand scheme of things, it’s training information delivered electronically. However, if we dig deeper, it’s more than that. We all know people don’t remember boring content–people remember content that actively engages them. As an eLearning developer, I use instructional design principles and a few of my own techniques to create an online experience that learners will never forget. My goal is to develop memorable training that cultivates positive learning experiences.