eLearning, Strategy and Design

This post is provided by guest blogger, Brandon Rinker, graduate student University of St. Francis, MS Training and Development program

Omer (2016) begins by giving the basic definition of strategy.  She then transitions to strategy in pedagogical terms and its use in accomplishing objectives for a course.  As an instructor, clear goals need to be determined so actions can be applied to meet these goals including resources, techniques, and devices.  The author explains how instructional design is a benefit to eLearning as it fills the void of the instructors’ physical presence and how an effective design strategy can captivate students in eLearning.  Finally, an instructor’s strategy will be determined by factors subject, audience, and learning environment.

This information would be ideal for first time or new instructors.  It gives good examples of the basics for developing a strategy and objectives to accomplish when developing a program.  Different types of strategies are also given, and which type of training would benefit the most from a chosen strategy.  In addition to educational or scholastic eLearning, this will help the business or corporate sector as well when it is time to develop eLearning for their employees, especially in a world after COVID. 


Omer, A. (2016, November 15). Instructional design strategy: What is its role In eLearning design? Retrieved June 05, 2020, from https://elearningindustry.com/instructional-design-strategy-role-elearning

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