Designed for training program developers, HR professionals, training co-ordinators, instructional designers, workplace trainers and teachers who wish to develop, design and deliver eLearning courses.

Ruth McElhone

Get trained by an Award Winning, Industry Expert!

Ruth McElhone, Learning Director with B Online Learning, is a LearnX Platinum Award Winner for BEST ONLINE FACILITATOR for her delivery of the Master eLearning Course. Read full article here.

Ruth, originally a school teacher, completed her Masters degree in eLearning at Dublin City University and has lectured and coached about educational technologies and eLearning over the years at conferences and universities. Ruth has a passion for new technologies, social collaboration strategies and the impact they have on learning.

Her extensive role at B Online Learning includes managing the Master eLearning Course where she teaches students how to design, develop and deliver eLearning courses effectively and efficiently. She is a Certified Articulate trainer and eLearning designer/developer. She regularly contributes to the B Online Learning Blog and speaks at industry conferences.


Consists of 4 X 2 hour sessions delivered online 9am - 11am (AEDT).

  • Tuesday 29 November 2016
  • Thursday 1 December 2016
  • Tuesday 6 December 2016
  • Thursday 8 December 2016

Cost: $715 (GST inclusive) - get 20% discount - cost $650 for limited time only 

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What's Covered

  • Defining Good eLearning +

    Before we begin to develop eLearning, we must be aware of what makes a good online learning experience. How do we make it more meaningful for our learners?
  • Instructional Design +

    Using an agile instructional design model. Agile instructional design verses traditional instructional design models. In this module we discuss some of the well-known instructional models such as the ADDIE and Dick and Carey. eLearning design is iterative in nature, so will examine how some agile models are more suited to eLearning.
  • Techniques to Build Learner Motivation +

    Learner motivation, or lack of, is a common complaint. In this module, we identify some techniques to start getting your learners motivated and also to sustain that motivation.
  • Using a Team Approach for Development +

    In this module we examine the different roles within an eLearning development team. eLearning development can at times require a team approach. We look at different roles from learners involved in reviewing to working closely with your subject matter experts. During this module we will also look at ways to manage the team ensure quality, keep costs down and meet project deadlines.
  • Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) +

    Identifying challenges that may occur when working with SMEs and establishing workarounds to these challenges. In the previous module we identified that eLearning development can involve a team approach. A vital role is played by the SME. During this part of the day we will work through some scenarios where you may face some challenges working with an SME and we will look at solutions to deal with these challenges.
  • Building a Visual Design Concept +

    Following essential graphic design rules. Creating visual interest. Creating reusable templates. A lot of instructional designers are not graphic designers yet there is an expectation for our screens to be visually appealing. During this module we work on developing some skills to make our eLearning more visually interesting using graphic design principles.
  • Writing Learning Objectives for Online Courses +

    We are all aware that our learning modules need to contain learning objectives but most of the time users skips past this screen or barely reads it. Clear objectives are linked to learner motivation. In this module we will look at ways to make our learning objectives really stand out. Clear objectives defined at the beginning of a project also helps keep your eLearning development on track.
  • Using a Learning Model +

    Based on Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction, the Learning Model allows us to take our content and make it a more meaningful and memorable experience for the learner. We will practice these techniques by planning and developing online activities.
  • Convert Content to eLearning +

    In this module, we work through a five step process to convert our existing content to eLearning while ensuring only the need to know information ends up on our screens.
  • Assessing Performance and Questioning Techniques +

    Assessing our learners is crucial part of the learning experience. It helps shape their understanding of the content and also allows us to see if they are ready to progress to the next stage or the course or complete a certain task in the workplace. In this module, we will examine some ways we can assess our learners in an online module and also some tips for writing questions.
  • Building and Reviewing eLearning +

    Reviewing eLearning is a crucial part of development and one that must happen frequently during development to make sure there is no surprises at the end. In this final part of the course we will examine areas we need to identify during review cycles and ways we can make this process run as efficiently as possible so we get the most from our review.
  • Storyboarding Techniques +

    There are many ways to storyboard an eLearning course. During this part of the course we look at a few different storyboarding techniques and discuss how different approaches suits different context and styles of development. Participants can devise their own storyboard templates or chose from ones available from the instructor.
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