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10 Online Training Do's and Don'ts

10 Online Training Do's 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 your next team and course. It isn’t a complete list but it does cover the main bases. You can also checkout the animated presentation. Feel free to leave comments on sections that we should add. 1. Now-a-days, almost every training course has a PowerPoint (PPT). 2. Just because someone is an expert at selling the product doesn’t mean that they can design training. Instructional Designer (ID) The ID is in charge of getting all of the information out of the SMEs head. Designer The designer must take the paper concept of the course and make it come to life. 3. We’ve all gone to a website or opened a document and been in utter shock at how much text and information suddenly appeared. Use bullet points. 4. When a learner launches your online course they should know that it belongs to your company. 5. Learners can have three options: 6.

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