hire the right elearning developer

Customize Your eLearning Experiences with the Experts

elearning development The eLearning developer or eLearning programmer designs, develops and deploys online content based on storyboards. Experience using eLearning authoring tools such as Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora Inspire, etc.

A good content developer is the key to taking a great corporate training program plan created by an instructional designer and bringing it to life. Your course developer will be responsible for creating a customized user interface, media elements, and overall visual design.

Hiring the right eLearning development professional can dictate how successful your final training project is. Do you want your developer to have experience across authoring tools or do you prefer just one? Are you looking for one module or is this a longer project requiring a multitude of modules? Do you need an experienced team leader to get this development project done? 

Choose the level of expertise that is right for you with TrainingFolks

eLearning Developer: Level 1

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with Learning Team members to create eLearning modules from storyboard content.
  • Designing learning experiences by engaging interactivity and knowledge assessments.
  • Publishing modules for various LMS platforms (configuration).
  • Collaborating with the development team to conduct quality control.
  • Modify media assets and imagery from source content to enhance their quality.
  • Focusing on singular modules.
  • Using the client's methodologies, tools, templates.

Experience:

  • Less than 2 years of eLearning development experience.
  • Experience in the development of individual modules.
  • Experience developing modules with at least one authoring tool.
HIRE LEVEL I  eLEARNING DEVELOPER

eLearning Developer: Level 2

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with Learning Team members to create eLearning modules from storyboard content.
  • Designing learning experiences by engaging interactivity and knowledge assessments.
  • Publishing modules for various LMS platforms (configuration).
  • Collaborating with development team to conduct quality control.
  • Modify media assets and imagery from source content to enhance their quality.
  • Focusing on multiple modules.
  • Using the client's methodologies, tools, templates.

Experience:

  • Two to 4 years of eLearning development experience. 
  • Experience in the development of individual modules.
  • Experience developing modules with at least one authoring tool.

HIRE LEVEL II eLEARNING DEVELOPER

eLearning Developer: Level 3

Responsibilities:

  • Leading learning team members to create e-learning modules from storyboard content.
  • Designing learning experiences by engaging interactivity and knowledge assessments.
  • Publishing modules for various LMS platforms (configuration).
  • Collaborating with development team to conduct quality control.
  • Modify media assets and imagery from source content to enhance their quality.
  • Focusing on a curriculum of modules.
  • Using the client's methodologies, tools, templates.

Experience:

  • More than 4 years of eLearning development experience.
  • Experience in the development of individual modules.
  • Experience developing modules with at least one authoring tool.

HIRE LEVEL III eLEARNING DEVELOPER

If you are unsure as to the level of eLearning developer services you need please contact us! We have tips for finding the right eLearning professional for your unique training needs, and can have a TrainingFolks eLearning developer assist you today.

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9 eLearning Design Best Practices

custom elearning development tips


3 Ways Your eLearning Developer Can Improve Your Training Material

1. Convert existing training materials

Most organizations have Instructor-Led Training programs in place. By hiring an instructional designer these courses can be transformed into a highly engaging, interactive teaching tools using eLearning. Leveraging capabilities such as eye-catching graphics, interactive techniques, and even gamification will enhance the instructional effectiveness, increase engagement and lead to greater retention of information.

It is not just existing training materials that can get a face lift with eLearning. Any content your company has produced is fair game. From instructional manuals, participant guides, and job aids to presentations and marketing brochures, they can all be part of a review.

2. Develop new eLearning materials

When developing a custom eLearning course from the ground up, you have the opportunity to take a step back and truly assess the needs of your organization. eLearning consultants can assist with this process – they will conduct a learning assessment and needs analysis, develop a design plan, and create storyboards and mock-ups for review by your internal subject matter experts. Once approved, they will produce the online learning program, and integrate it with your learning management system (LMS) or company intranet.

When hiring contract eLearning developers, be sure to select one with expertise in adult learning and your industry. That way, they can manage the product independently, minimizing the involvement of your internal learning and development team and enabling your people to stay focused on core activities.

Also, for custom eLearning content, choose developers and instructional designers with expertise in the most popular eLearning development tools, such as Articulate Storyline 360, Studio, Adobe Captivate, Creative Suite, and Lectora. It is also helpful if they have access to graphic designers proficient in animation, audio, graphics, and video editing. This will ensure your training materials get an outstanding virtual makeover that will engage your learners.

3. Maintain your eLearning programs

A benefit of eLearning many learning leaders appreciate is that once the programs are completed and published, they are available online and on-demand. But be careful when it comes to “set it and forget it”. Depending on the topic, training content can become dated rather quickly. On-boarding programs, safety policies or leadership development training, for example, may not change very often but product upgrades, processes, and software programs with regular updates may need changing more frequently.

Don't Forget to Plan for Successful Online Course Design

It seems like a logical progression - design your corporate training program, then develop it. But often, a good upfront corporate design plan – if it exists at all - is pushed aside as we rush to develop the course first. This results in the content being written and forced to fit into the course development schedule as opposed to the course development emerging from a good design plan.

Unfortunately, not taking the time to produce a good solid plan can often lead to costly delays and unfulfilled expectations - exactly what the client thought they were going to avoid.

Completing a training needs assessment and instructional design before starting the course development ensures that there will be fewer detours, backtracks or sidetracks from the training project objectives. A sound design plan will serve as an effective road map as it will ensure that everyone is clear on the project right from the start.

Everyone - clients, instructional designers, training developers, project managers and anyone else who might have a stake in the project, benefits when starting with a good course design plan:

  • Purpose and final deliverables are clear to everyone from the start
  • Getting it right in the course design plan means less 'do-over's during course development
  • Approvals and feedback at this stage avoids disappointment and perhaps failure at the end

Before you begin your next training project, read through these 7 Pitfalls to Avoid by Completing Your Training Needs Assessment

Corporate Training Needs Assessment

Support Your eLearning Developer with the right Instructional Design Consultant

Creating a new eLearning experience for your employee development programs starts with the right instructional design.

Support your eLearning developer with the a strong plan from which to build out your next training program with the right contract Instructional Designer.

They will ensure that your content developer is equipped with the right information and direction to make your online training a success. TrainingFolks works with over 30,000 learning professionals and will find the best Instructional Design consultant for your specific online training needs.

See why TrainingFolks is the right instructional design services company for you today or get in touch with our team so we can begin to help support yours!

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