Whenever working on a new eLearning course, or even a new lesson, we are faced with either using the tool that we or our team already knows or with having to look for a new tool. While sometimes we don’t take full advantage of the tools we already have, at other times we really do need to find a new tool to accommodate our design.

There are those who are resigned to the idea that whatever tool they’re using will have to suffice, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Some tools that may prove better for particular needs cost little or nothing. Using a decision tree, you will look at various aspects of design with lots of examples to ascertain when it makes sense to go with the tool you have and when to go with a new tool. You need to know when to say yes and when to say no, and this session will help you with concrete steps.

In this session, you will learn:

  • To analyze a design and look for telltale needs
  • To determine the power and weaknesses of tools we have
  • To choose, if necessary, tools that will fit your needs
  • To determine how tools can work and play together nicely for best results

Novice and intermediate level. For designers, developers, and project managers with a basic understanding of eLearning.

Technology discussed in this session:
Authoring design and tools.

Student technology needs: