5 Places To Get Answers To Your eLearning Questions

Places To Get Answers To Your eLearning Questions

How do I get started with eLearning? What kind of mobile content are other developers creating? Where can I find tips for creating a branching scenario? You can find answers to all these questions online, from the eLearning community.

Your fellow eLearning developers are talking about what they know best—course development, design, and how to create courses that get results—which they’re all sharing on the internet. You just have to know where to look!

Here are 5 places to get answers to your eLearning questions:

  1. LinkedIn
    Join a few eLearning groups on LinkedIn to get answers to many of your questions. You’ll see everything from software preferences, how-tos on a particular authoring tool, and job postings. A few good groups to start with are eLearning Industry,  The eLearning Guild, Chief Learning Officer magazine, Association for Talent Development (ATD), E-Learning 2.0, and The Official Lectora Users’ Group.
  2. An eLearning Community
    Get involved in an eLearning community, like the Trivantis Community. You can ask questions in the community forum, or join discussions that have already started with other eLearning developers. Wondering what other developers are creating lately? Check out what cool stuff they’re sharing in the community.
  3. SMEs
    Make the most of meetings with your subject matter experts (SMEs). Since they’re the ultimate experts on the course content, you’ll save a lot of time by asking questions early in the development process. Find out how to ask the right SME questions in this post: Before the Build: Working with Subject Matter Experts and Asking the Right Questions.
  4. Twitter
    Follow companies, instructional designers, and thought leaders in the eLearning industry on Twitter. These people are constantly sharing the latest articles and news—as it happens. So, if you want to be the first to know, your Twitter feed will keep you informed. A few accounts I follow are @cpappas,  @dpelkins, @eLearningBros, @Lectora, @eLearningCoach, @JaneBozarth, @hjarche, and of course @eLearnIndustry.
  5. eLearning Webinars
    Sign up for some eLearning webinars from the eLearning Guild or Trivantis. Many webinars are recorded and then posted online so that anyone who missed the webinar can see what they missed. You can also check out Rick Zanotti’s eLearn Chat videos to see what top influencers in the eLearning and training industry have to say.

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