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Part 5: e-Learning that packs a punch

ADDIE: Implementation Phase

In my previous post I spoke about the Development Phase in the ADDIE Model. This is where the actual production of the content took place. Now let’s examine the Implementation Phase.

This is effectively the moment of truth. How will the learners react to the course and how effective will the training be?

During this stage the technical requirements of the course will need to be met. Once the course is fully developed it’s time to share it with the audience. With e-Learning this is usually done in one of two ways:

Via the Web

If the training does not need to be tracked, you can upload content directly to the web. This means you can provide anyone with a link to the training module and they will be able to complete it, as long as they have access to the internet.

Uploaded to Learning Management Systems

If you want to track the progress, completion and scores of the participants then you will need to upload the course to a Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is an application that allows you to distribute e-Learning to your learners and track their activity. There are several LMS’s available but they all share similar tracking features. Using an LMS has more than a few advantages:

  • Report generation
  • Advanced user management
  • Systems integration
  • eCommerce
  • Multilingual interface
  • Mobile app compatibility
  • Predetermined learning paths
  • Assessment

If you use an LMS, you will need to publish the e-Learning course in a suitable format such as SCORM, AICC or TinCan API.

During implementation, the e-Learning is delivered or distributed to the learners, thereafter the effectiveness of the training materials is evaluated.

My next post will examine the Evaluation Phase.

Louise Theodorides, Sports Coach UK, Instructional Designer (e-Learning)

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Call to action:

Organisations: Sports Coach UK has developed a number of e-Learning modules to provide more flexible learning opportunities for coaches undertaking both informal and formal learning, which may lead to coaching qualifications. Find out more about the courses and how you can offer them to your coaches.

Coaches: You can find out more about what’s available by visiting the Sports Coach UK Learning Hub.