For organisations getting started in online learning there are many factors to consider. This online learning design checklist can help organisations come to grips with the scope of their planned online learning project and clarify their requirements.
Online learning design checklist
Organisational considerations/readiness for online learning
- Experience with online learning
- Management support
- What is the problem being solved?
- Type of training:
- product knowledge
- technical training
- What are their expectations?
- Internal or external employees?
- IT capabilities?
- Access to devices
- Which devices?
- Geographical location/ spread
- Timeframes and deadlines
- Project name
- Project roles and responsibilities
- Testing and launch strategy
- Requirement to ‘pass’
- Mandatory or voluntary
- New and existing employees
- At what point will learning occur – on entry, time limit, annually
- Maintained in-house or outsourced?
- How many enrolments?
- Account creation process
- Required fields on signup
- Training staff in how to administer
- Self-administration or outsource?
- Intranet-based – internally accessed only
- IT support
- Selection of Learning Management System
- Fully online
- Blended – combination of online and face-to-face
- Time commitment
- Existing content
- Content to be developed
- Who will develop?
- Where do assets reside?
- Quiz development