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eLearning Development

eLearning, Evolved

When used appropriately, eLearning achieves the results it's best at:

  • Creating a baseline understanding across a diverse and dispersed audience
  • Bringing key concepts and process overviews to life
  • Impressing and exciting learners

eLearning reduces classroom time and makes learning accessible for a global audience. eLearning also plays a key role in blended learning programs as an effective delivery vehicle for the flipped classroom by providing training content prior to instructor-led classroom sessions.

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elearning development at Dashe & Thomson
elearning development at Dashe & Thomson

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Elements of Effective eLearning

With hundreds of projects under our belt, we have strong opinions about what makes effective eLearning.

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Start with Solid Instructional Design

The instructional design process begins with a sound understanding of adult learning theory. We know that learners must be engaged at three levels: the heart (buy-in), head (how-to), and hands (practice) to ensure learning retention and improve performance. It’s vitally important to craft learning objectives aligned with business goals using theories such as Bloom's taxonomy. This ensures learners attain and apply the right knowledge and improve the right performance. eLearning content must be compelling and easy to digest. Techniques such as storytelling, chunking, and reflection - when used appropriately - increase learning uptake and improve memory retention. This ensures learners recall information when they need to apply it on the job.

To learn about instructional design models, click here.

start with solid instructional design

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Craft the Right Visual Design

Here’s the thing: aesthetics count, and look-and-feel is one of our specialties. It matters so much to us, in fact, that we invest in a top-notch creative director and graphic design team. The reality is, many developers fall into the trap of creating content that “checks all the boxes,” without using visual design to ensure the content is learned and not just taught.

Because that’s just it: The essence of visual design is form and function working together to communicate. A “wow that looks good” reaction is wonderful to hear, but is not the win. The victory comes from creating a visual tone that aligns with the message and resonates with the audience, resulting in mood and behavior change.

To learn more about visual design, click here.

craft the right visual design

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Follow Our Proven Process for Success

Your custom eLearning solution begins with a robust but efficient discovery and design phase, resulting in a course design and prototype. From there we work with you to design a storyboard to visualize training and communicate flow.

Throughout this process we seek your feedback and approval so that the content is final when we begin development. Development starts with the Alpha stage where we create interactivities, graphics, animations, and narration. During Alpha review, you tell us what works and what needs to change.

At the Beta stage, you confirm we made Alpha changes as you envisioned them. When you give us the thumbs up, we produce the final deliverable and transfer the files to you.

To learn how we conduct a project kickoff meeting, click here.

To learn about our eLearning review process, click here.

Dashe Design and Development Process

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We developed this helpful tool to give you a quick estimate for what your eLearning project might cost. It's simple. Just enter your information and we'll calculate a typical price range that matches that description. 

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There are three basic questions we ask when scoping an eLearning project. Watch the video to learn more.
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