eLearning is much more than just the process of taking good content and migrating it onto a web-based GUI that allows users to take training at their own pace. eLearning is a mix of technology, content and instructional design.

eLearning Technology

The technology aspect of eLearning is a mix of a back end database working in tandem with a Learning Management System (LMS) allowing organizations to provision and manage users. The front end typically involves an interactive and engaging GUI used by learners to navigate the content made available to them.

VigiTrust typically installs LMS based on Moodle which is SCORM and AICC compliant. It typically presents its content in Articulate and Engage. It has integrated its modules with many SCROM compliant LMS including Sum Total, Cornerstone, Blackboard, SharePoint.

eLearning Content Considerations

Content is key. It needs to be easily understandable and make for effective learning. It also needs to be presented in various engaging formats including, ext, audio, videos, interactions and quizzes. It is important to understand that unlike with instructor led training where good instructors can provide learners with a good and effective learning experience even with average supporting material, eLearning content needs to be much more to the point and effective as instructors are not physically there and available to help learners through the training, even if some interaction (delayed or live) is made available through the use of IM, web cams etc.

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eLearning Instructional Design

Instructional design is therefore key to the success of any eLearning module. It is the art of taking good content and making it easy to understand, visualize, digest and remember. There are fundamental principles of Instructional Design which VigiTrust applies to all of its courses, whether OTS training or customized training.

Features incorporated in VigiTrust courses:

  • Interactive rich content following best practice instructional design;
  • Self-test questions at the end of each chapter to refresh the users’ memory;
  • Exam at course end with randomized questions and adjustable pass rate;
  • Audio voiceover where appropriate including on/off function
  • Bookmarking (remembers where user left off before);
  • Glossary with explanation of technical terms ;
  • Option to include company policies such as acceptable usage policy including option to force users to read and/or accept policies before taking the course
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