When planning your e-Learning projects, consider Ramsing’s 3 Rules of successful CBT (©Ulrik Ramsing). Always consider…
Content before Technology; no measure of wonderful technology can make up for under funded content. Reversely, if the content is good, even the worst engine may be forgiven. If in doubt, consider an obnoxiously slow and poorly designed site … showing you next weeks lotto numbers. Content always wins!
Culture before technology; if the culture does not encourage training and support collaboration there is no argument for a high-tech solution. Introducing e-Learning with a personal touch – in person or by a known authority – does wonders for initial interest and continued motivation. Cultivate the workers to make the culture work for you! (©Ulrik Ramsing)
Collaboration before technology; digitizing documents and adding new media does not make e-Learning. Truly effective e-Learning includes a dynamic component where triggered experiences and best practices may be captured, refined and deployed; staying with the organization and benefiting performance across time and believed barriers.