Agile ELearning Development: How to create awesome eLearning courses using the Agile methodology.
What is Agile eLearning development?
Instructional Designers always look for the most efficient and productive ways to create courses. However, oftentimes, there is not enough time or resources to create the dream eLearning course.
Nowadays, a lot of instructional designers and eLearning specialists turn to the Agile Methodology to help them design and develop their training courses. While recently there has been a lot of buzz about Agile, it hasn’t always been that way. In fact, not too long ago, instructional designers used ADDIE, the linear and traditional approach to designing training. However, as time went on, training professionals came to the realization that they needed a more flexible approach to help them stay on schedule, deliver on budget, and bring concrete outcomes. This is where the Agile methodology comes into play. Agile eLearning development means creating eLearning content in short iterations and delivering something meaningful that stakeholders can clearly see from the very beginning. Additionally, Agile allows stakeholders to become completely involved with the project, which further promotes flexibility and collaboration. While Agile has been adopted by many eLearning professionals due to its elastic nature, adaptation, evolving development, constant feedback, and evaluation, it is not a one-size-fits-all methodology, and each team needs to access their unique work process and culture to determine whether introducing Agile will benefit their organization and specific projects.
As opposed to traditional project management approaches, agile methods let you adjust your courses as you go based on the need. The best part about Agile project management is that it embraces change even late in the development phase. Another key to agile success is having a self-organized team that has the ownership of the product and courage to speak out when needed. The other main advantage of Agile is the “happy customer” who is not only happy about being able to communicate more often with the partner company but is also following up with its “child” growing up.
Agile gives the confidence that even if something changes in the process such as requirements or customer approach, your work will not suffer but will actually become even more established.
What Does the Agile ELearning Development Book Cover?
In the Agile ELearning Development book, I’ll show you how to create eLearning courses the Agile way! We’ll talk about the Agile teams and using SCRUM for eLearning development. You will learn how to write effective user stories and how to estimate them. You’ll also learn how to write acceptance criteria for each user story. In addition, we’ll talk about the Agile iterations, sprint planning, and burndown charts. In addition, you’ll learn the steps involved in creating a backlog. Agile testing, and tools that we’ll help you succeed, we’ll talk about some of the popular tools that will help your organization become more agile.
This book is your guide to Agile eLearning development and project management. To guide you along the way, I have included thought-provoking questions that should help you understand your current process, how you can change it, and what steps you can take to make your eLearning projects more agile.
If you think your organization is ready to start creating truly successful eLearning that brings results and improves performance, or if you simply want to learn more about the Agile methodology, get your copy of the Agile ELearning Development book today!