A Free Checklist to Assess the Quality of an E-Learning Course

Originally published May 6, 2013 1:57:00 PM, updated February 27 2019

A free five page PDF checklist to assess the quality of an e-learning course
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It’s 2013 and I am still seeing poor quality e-learning courses being built by so-called ‘professional’ e-learning developers who then sell these to uninformed organisations. Common issues include:

  • Poor navigation
  • Poorly chunked and sequenced content
  • Overwhelming use of text
  • Poor attention to visual design
  • Little use of scenarios to create context
  • Insufficient learning activity and problem-solving practice

To help support organisations in their quest for quality e-learning, I have created a checklist that I invite you to download and use.

Please download this 5 page Checklist to Assess the Quality of an E-Learning Course.

Use this checklist to:

  • Assess the quality of off-the-shelf e-learning courses before purchase
  • Self-assess the quality of an e-learning course your developing
  • Assess the quality of e-learning currently on your LMS

…or give it to your e-learning developer to comment on and justify their design.

Note that this checklist is not exhaustive, but is a good starting point.

Please feel free to leave a comment. I’d love to receive your thoughts and ideas about this checklist. Thank you.

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