After more than 100 projects delivered to corporate, university and government customers and with more than 100,000 hours of e-learning programs delivered, we have formalized a set process that some would consider the most common elements involved in it.Through our extensive experience we found that e-learning is not only a matter of technology, but is a sum of best practices, pre-planning activity in methodology and learning objectives.

4 main elements of on-line course delivery are:

  • LMS (e-learning platform)
  • Learning Objects
  • Human Factors (Trainers, Tutors, Supervisor)
  • Internal Sales

LMS (e-learning platform): An “in the box” metaphor for the e-learning platform. This manages the following tasks: User Management, Course catalogue, User Course policies, Learning Object Delivery
and Reporting.

Learning Objects: This is one of the most critical activities. The Learning Objects are the core of the e-learning platform. They must be well done, interactive and not bore the student. Learning Objects can contain: Text, Audio, Video, Interactive files, Games, downloadable files for “off line study” or any mix of this elements.

Human Factor: This factor can be divided into two different areas:

1. The HR office (or training, office) measures results they need to obtain in terms of learning performance with activity reports.

2. Is the activity that the tutor, the content expert and the other offices manage during the launch and in daily production activity.

Internal Sales: It is difficult that an e-learning project can follow an approach like “go and click” (means that the user is self-motivated to periodically check the training catalogue) the training office must promote every activity, talk to every course attendee and push them to complete the courses. The promotion activities can be made through different tools such as newsletters or physical