In a hurry or over several months: the different time frames of e‑learning courses


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In a hurry or over several months: the different time frames of e‑learning courses

Jonathan Wanty

Each e‑learning course has its own objec­tives and requi­re­ments, so they are not all crea­ted for the same rea­sons! While some of them are high­ly anti­ci­pa­ted and will require seve­ral months of cus­tom deve­lop­ment, others can be crea­ted over­night, for example to deal with an emer­gen­cy situa­tion. In this article, we look at the dif­ferent types of e‑learning courses and their timeframes.

Create an e‑learning course according to your needs

In e‑learning, each pro­ject is dif­ferent, but there are gene­ral­ly 3 main timeframes.

  • Create an e‑learning course very quickly

Some trai­ning needs arise qui­ck­ly and the com­pa­ny must be able to train its employees as qui­ck­ly as pos­sible. For example, during a major recall cam­pai­gn for defec­tive pro­ducts, all employees must be kept infor­med of the pro­ce­dures to be fol­lo­wed. This type of trai­ning will usual­ly have a short shelf life, as the module has been crea­ted for a spe­ci­fic, one-time occa­sion. In this case, fin­ding a pro­vi­der to deve­lop a module would be too time-consu­ming and cost­ly. To deve­lop your e‑learning courses as qui­ck­ly as pos­sible, we have deve­lo­ped Tha­leia. An online tool that allows you to create your trai­ning modules in 15 minutes using an Excel file. Whe­ther your needs are urgent or not, Tha­leia will allow you to create your modules easi­ly after only 1 hour of lear­ning the tool.

  • Design an e‑learning course in a few months

Medium-term e‑learning courses are deve­lo­ped in anti­ci­pa­tion of the release of a new pro­duct, for example, and will have a lifes­pan of approxi­ma­te­ly 2 years. In fact, the release of a new pro­duct is plan­ned seve­ral months in advance, which makes it pos­sible to create an adap­ted e‑learning course that will be used for seve­ral years, as long as the pro­duct itself lasts. For this type of trai­ning, the deve­lop­ment method depends on the com­pa­ny. Whe­ther the com­pa­ny has the capa­ci­ty to create the module in-house or whe­ther cus­tom deve­lop­ment is requi­red. In this case, Tha­leia can also be an excellent alter­na­tive to deve­lop your e‑learning training.

  • Long-term e‑learning courses

Final­ly, there are e‑learning courses that are plan­ned for the very long term. It is not uncom­mon for cer­tain laws or stan­dards to change the field of action of com­pa­nies. And employees are often the first to be affec­ted by these changes. Com­pa­nies the­re­fore have a real role to play in trai­ning them in advance. In these cases, com­pa­nies have the time to plan cus­to­mi­zed trai­ning to meet a very spe­ci­fic need. Indeed, this kind of e‑learning trai­ning can be plan­ned in advance, as it requires time for crea­tion and deve­lop­ment. These courses also last over time (4 to 5 years). Solu­nea is also com­mit­ted to respon­ding to long-term trai­ning needs and cus­tom deve­lop­ment. To learn more about our ser­vices, visit our web­site.

In short, there are a mul­ti­tude of options to meet your trai­ning needs. Whe­ther you have a one-time or regu­lar need, we will try to meet your needs.

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