Let’s continue our discussion on including eLearning into the learning strategy of an organization for the first time. We have already covered the learning management system as well as the instructional design process. Let’s shift our focus to the development process. Similar questions arise here, in house or contract the work out? Again, really depends on several factors. For example, how much eLearning will be developed within a given year? If there aren’t high volumes of courses being developed then contracting out may be an attractive option.
If you were to hire developers in house the next decision would be which authoring tool should be used or should you choose a rapid eLearning tool. At this point there should be an evaluation process and all your specification should be well documented before hand to help you out in this process.
It’s fair to say at this stage there are potentially two key decisions to be made. Who should be involved with the decision making process? Thoughts?