Lessons From My First Two Years in e-learning

Recently I achieved my 2 year mark within the elearning industry, as a full-time developer, and looked back at how far I’ve come. I thought it would be helpful for those just getting started and relatable for those who’ve got more time under their belt.

Whilst I’m only a developer, I believe these lessons can apply no matter what your role is. These are also just my own views and not an exhausted list.

Lesson 1. Don’t Get Attached. Change Happens.

This was the hardest hurdle for me. As creatives, we tend to become emotionally attached to the work we create. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s become proud of what they’ve created and then a decision is made where it needs to be different, or even removed.

In the beginning it can make you angry, as you believe what you’ve made is the best solution. As a result, it can be difficult to get through, but the important thing to remember is the old saying, ‘the customer is always right’. As a developer, it’s my job to make the customer’s vision come to life.

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