This post is provided by guest blogger, Tonya Stafford, graduate student at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Il., MS in Training and Development program.
Managing eLearning requires careful considerations in many areas. Keeping within time and budget limits are two important areas to plan for when developing and managing eLearning. In a recent article, Renie McClay (2018) discusses proactive
planning activities and tips to consider when managing eLearning to keep it focused and on-track, thus saving time and money.
I recommend this article for anyone who manages eLearning and is involved in project development. The overall theme of the article was defining and limiting content, while clarifying expectations and boundaries. The author provided three useful techniques for time-saving that can be summed up as defining the purpose, defining the environment, and identifying the right people for the job. She also indicated one overall technique to save money: to clarify and limit reviews. These suggestions for up-front work and research allows eLearning managers to save time and money through proactive planning, rather than reactive rework.
McClay, R. (2017, April). Keeping e-learning on track and on budget. TD Magazine, 22-23. Retrieved from https://www.td.org/magazines/td-magazine/keep-e-learning-on-track-and-on-budget