EDU621: Managing e-Learning

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Course Overview

This course addresses competencies for training managers, evaluators, and instructional designers. It encompasses all facets of managing e-learning in an organization and incorporates the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi®). The course is designed as an ongoing simulation with the student playing the role of the Chief Learning Officer. In this role, strategies for moving the organization to an e-learning environment are explored, to include:

  • Analysis of training needs and existing e-learning/training infrastructure
  • Human resources, tools, and technology requirements
  • Budgeting, scheduling, and preparing for the change
  • Evaluating how e-learning meets the organizational mission

In the course project, Strategy for e-Learning: Managing the e-Learning Change Process, the student prepares a detailed plan for using e-learning within a multinational corporation. Conducting research and considering a range of issues related to managing e-learning, while dealing with routine duties and crises, provides a backdrop for developing the strategy that moves the organization toward e-learning. 

Course Learning Objectives

  • Describe the benefits and limitations of e-learning.
  • Identify members of an organization as potential designers, instructors, and evaluators of e-learning
  • Compare and contrast e-learning options based on educational, technical, and organizational considerations
  • Estimate cost and time required for e-learning development
  • Assess the organizational issues related to internationalization, infrastructure, and change
  • Design a needs assessment plan for e-learning
  • Apply design principles, ethical standards, and leadership skills
  • Develop a strategic design plan or RFP for an e-learning class