Today, several organisations are planning to convert their Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to online training (eLearning or mLearning). The triggers for conversion of ILT to eLearning or mLearning are many.
- The push is coming from learners on one end (who seek the flexibility a selfpaced eLearning training offers).
- Organisations see this as an option to reduce costs and reach out to a wider audience in a shorter time.
This exercise is not about conversion of the existing PowerPoint slides to an online format.
- Instead, you need to treat your existing source content as the baseline or raw content and plan to go through all stages of eLearning development.
- Without going through this rigor during conversion of ILT to eLearning, you will not be able to see the required benefits.
This eBook provides insights that you can use as you prepare for transformation from ILT to effective online training. I begin with outlining the challenge (the need to look at options beyond ILT) and what are the options (fully online or Blended delivery). Then I highlight some aspects you should watch out for and the approach that can help you in successfully converting your ILT to eLearning.
- Section 1: As you begin – The challenge and the options
This section begins with an important question – “Is Instructor-Led Training (ILT) dying?”. It then examines how using current learning technologies can enhance the value and impact of ILT delivery. It also details the benefits that accrue as you transition from ILT to online training. These benefits are listed in two categories – for the business and for the learners.
- Section 2: The transformation – Effective conversion of ILT to Online training
This section outlines the key aspects you should watch out for as you plan the transition. It begins with highlighting why this exercise is not merely converting a PowerPoint deck into an online format. It provides an overview of the development model that you should adopt as you create online training from ILT collateral. It also provides several pointers and tips that you can use in this process.