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eLearning Tutorials




The following free online tutorials are intended to assist the professional development of course-providers, course-designers, course-managers and online instrutors.  Whatever your subject area, and whether you are a novice in the field or a burgeoning professional, we are sure you will find something here to improve your skills. 


Check back frequently as new tutorials will be added as they become available.




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The Basics of eLearning

eLearning is about getting the right information to people at the right time. It’s about empowering people with the knowledge that they need to operate at the speed of business. This 7-part series from brings you up-to-speed with some basic ideas about elearning and how to get your project off the ground.



Managing eLearning Projects

The success of your elearning course starts and ends with project management. Project management can seem overwhelming, but it’s important to rise to the challenge if you want your course to succeed. This tutorial explores tips for managing your elearning projects effectively.



eLearning Design

This course provides subject experts and many others with the skills needed to design engaging, e-learning materials for use in the workplace.



Designing the Right Course

Elearning development is multifaceted. You need to juggle all kinds of tasks: project management, working with clients and SMEs, measuring and communicating ROI, applying sound learning theory, building the content, and piloting your course. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to pull your content together to create the right type of elearning course.



Instructional Design 

There are lots of ingredients to a great elearning course. But in the end, the success of your course hinges on a critical question: does it help your audience learn and apply relevant skills and knowledge? This tutorial explores key elements of instructional design to help you think through how to build courses that truly help people learn.



Instructional Design Tutorials from Illinois Online

An excellent and comprehensive range of tutorials relating to various aspets of online course delivery and instructional design from the University of Illinois Online.



Guide to Internet Course Design and Development

This Internet Course Design and Development tutorial is designed primarily for

instructors who are just beginning to integrate welcome pages or small web sites into their existing courses. To assist in course conversion, we’ve provided an introduction to instructional design and development concepts for the distance learning environment. You’ll also find tips on setting realistic course goals and objectives, enhancing interactivity in Internet courses, guidelines for web page design and layout, including the use of graphics and animation, tips for creating an online syllabus, and ideas for assessing and evaluating your students, your course, and yourself.




This extensive project is intended for online instructors and teachers.  It includes practical information on active learning strategies, Web courseware, metacognition, strategies for Web discussions, promoting student self-regulation, building interactive Web pages, basic HTML coding, managing Web sites, using databases, automated testing, and security and legal issues.



Ten Online Training Dos and Don'ts

There are many things to think about when creating an eLearning team and creating online training. This posts list 10 DOs and DON’Ts to consider when building a team and course. It isn’t a complete list but it does cover the main bases




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