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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