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3 Essential Elements of Transformative Online Learning Experiences

As corporate learning and training become increasingly digital, learners at all levels expect adaptive and resilient learning experiences. Are you keeping pace? With the right approach to online learning, you can create programs that resonate with learners today and prepare your organization for the needs of tomorrow.

Here are three key areas to prioritize as you build and grow your online learning initiatives.

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1. Sharpen Your Strategy

Before you launch a new online initiative, assess the impact it will have on each of your stakeholders. This will help you identify who you need to involve in the planning process. By establishing a clear roadmap for change, you’ll be well-positioned for long-term success.

Questions you should ask:

  • Are you confident in your ability to execute your strategy?
  • How will you manage resistance, objections, and roadblocks?
  • How will you know that your strategy is successful?
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2. Develop Your Design

As you determine the look and feel of your online courses, evaluate your design team’s capacity to execute your vision. Review your design resources and map them against your desired learning outcomes. This will allow you to tactfully position your design efforts and identify knowledge gaps.

Roles you should assign:

  • Project manager
  • Instructional designer
  • Course developer
  • Graphic designer
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3. Strengthen Your Support

Even your best-designed online programs will require occasional support and maintenance. Think about the challenges your users are likely to face and the optimal channels to assist them. Over time, you can analyze support patterns and refine your learning platform to mitigate future issues.

Roles you should assign:

  • Responsive support
  • Proactive support
  • Administrative support

“With our initial plan, I was hesitant to engage Learning and Creative Services, because we have great designers in our own team. But the two-week runway changed my mind! Once we started working with the D2L designers, it was so seamless and so amazing. Together, we came up with a launch plan, working out what we needed to get off the ground and what we could roll out in later iterations.”

Dr. Jenlle Hodges, Director of Digital Learning, CHIME

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