We had a great turnout during our recent webinar, Develop the Elearning Your Project Deserves—for the Training Results You Want. As promised, here are elearning development resources from the webinar, as well as a few extras. We covered a lot of ground in the presentation, so if I’ve missed any resources on any of these elearning subspecialities, please feel free to note it in the comments below.
Elearning Development Resources
NOTE: Many of the items below are also listed in this Learning Dispatch Resources post, and you’ll find additional gems there as well.
- A Large Sample Comparison of Grade Based Student Learning Outcomes in Online vs. Face-to-Face Courses
- Facts and Stats That Reveal The Power Of eLearning [Infographic, SHIFT]
- How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? [Research Study, Chapman Alliance]
- Instructional Design in Higher Education [Report]
- Make it Stick, Peter C. Brown, et al
- How Learning Works, Susan A. Ambrose, et al
- Design for How People Learn, Julie Dirksen
- Understanding by Design, Grant Wiggins, et al
- E-Learning by Design, William Horton
- And of course, our own Learning Dispatch blog and its companion, the Learning Dispatch newsletter (subscribe on our blog!)
- The Non-Designer’s Design Book, Robin Williams
- slide:ology, Resonate, Nancy Duarte
- Visual Language for Designers, Connie Malamed (another great book is her recent Visual Design Solutions: Principles and Creative Inspiration for Learning Professionals
- Just Enough Project Management: The Indispensable Four-step Process for Managing Any Project, Better, Faster, Cheaper, Charles Cook
- Project Management for Trainers, Lou Russell
- Leaving ADDIE for SAM, Michael Allen
- Agile and LLAMA for ISD Project Management, Megan Torrance
- WCAG 2.0 at a Glance
- PDFs: PDFs can be pretty intense. John Metz’s YouTube videos are a great guide. If you have access to Lynda.com, they have a good course. Note that making accessible PDFs often requires the full version of Adobe Acrobat Pro. For Microassist classes, consider gathering a team for the group accessibility classes we offer on our course list page.
- Check out our Digital Accessibility Digest blog, as well as our Learning Dispatch articles on accessible elearning.
Finally, I recognize that this is a lot of information. Please keep in mind that there are several ways to incorporate skills from external resources. Let us know if we can be of help, allowing you to make the most of your expertise, resources, and time.
Until next time,