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3. eLearning Program Introduction

  • Issued: October 2015
  • Content last reviewed: October 2015

Every eLearning program introduction shall include: general information, a course outline and evaluation method. These three parts of the eLearning program introduction must be provided to learners before beginning the eLearning program to indicate what to expect during the program as well as the expected learning outcomes and anticipated benefits to the learners.

3.1. General Information

A general introduction to the eLearning program must include:

  1. The overall goal and purpose
  2. The intended target audience
  3. Anticipated learning outcomes
  4. How this eLearning component fits with the complete training program:
    1. Overview of the complete training program with an indication of what specific topics and learning outcomes the eLearning program covers
    2. ii. If the eLearning forms part of a blended learning program, clarification on which topics and learning outcomes will be reviewed further during the face-to-face training session
    3. The evaluation criteria for the successful completion of the eLearning program
  5. Course prerequisite(s)
  6. List of materials that accompany the eLearning program (may include training performance aids, books or documents or other tools)
  7. If audio is used – direction as to where all of the eLearning program content is also available in text, and how it can be accessed
  8. Instructions on how to access and communicate with a qualified instructor (i.e. method of interaction, availability times)

3.2. eLearning Program Outline

The eLearning program outline must include:

  1. Structure of the eLearning program, including a breakdown of the anticipated amount of time for the learner to complete each module, including any offline study periods if applicable
  2. A description of how the eLearning program will benefit the learner
  3. Instruction on how to:
    1. Navigate the eLearning program
    2. Use navigation controls and configured features (e.g. sound volume, navigation buttons, glossary and help button)
    3. Answer questions and exercises
  4. An overview of the types of evaluations and the passing requirements
  5. Study guidance or advice (“how to get the most out of the eLearning program”)

3.3. eLearning Program Evaluation

The eLearning program evaluation must include:

  1. Formative and/or summative testing
  2. Information on the storage and use of evaluation results
  3. eLearning program failure policy (i.e. options if a learner does not successfully complete the program)

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