The decision to hand an important project over to a specialist is never an easy one. You have a vision of how things might turn out, and you want to feel that the specialist you choose to partner with shares that vision.
This is especially true in eLearning. One of the most important factors in the success of an eLearning project is how well you balance the provider’s instructional and creative capability with the client’s subject matter expertise. This blend is what ultimately delivers a successful project – one that genuinely and equally meets the needs of the learners and your business.
Work together to achieve great things
At Learning Seat, we’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the collaboration we have with our clients influences the quality of the courses we build for them. We’re finding that the closer our instructional designers and digital designers work with clients through the development process the more likely we are to achieve a truly great outcome.
Any project can benefit from a collaborative approach, but how much is enough? To work out how critical it might be for your project there are three important questions to consider:
- In what state is your source content? The content you supply is what your course will be built from, so it really helps if what you provide us is in good shape and relevant to your outcomes. And when it comes to content it’s important to apply a variation of the Goldilocks approach – not too much, not too little, but just enough.
- How complex is the subject matter? As the subject complexity scale edges closer toward the rare and esoteric our reliance on your expertise increases, which leads us to the next question…
- How much access can we have to your subject matter experts (SMEs)? Your SMEs are our link to the real-world application of your content. They can provide us with insights into your organisation’s operations and culture that are simply impossible to obtain by looking at words on a screen or piece of paper.
From all of this we can agree on an approach that keeps us closely aligned with your needs throughout the development process. We’ll be looking to get your buy-in when it matters, so your team has greater ownership of the finished product.
But what if your content’s in great shape, you know what you want and you just need us to get it done? We’ll be as flexible as you need us to be.
None of us is as smart as all of us
We’re experts when it comes to eLearning, but we need your input to really make it happen. If time’s not something you have a lot to give, take advantage of our instructional design team’s open phone policy. We’re here to help.