What exactly is eLearning? If you would have asked me this question 6 months ago, I would’ve said – It’s simple, it’s “E” “Learning” – that’s it! It’s digital learning – easy peasy! After being on the GAAP Dynamics team for some time now, I’ve learned it’s not exactly that “easy peasy.” A lot of hours go into it! There’s storyboard development, audio recording, audio editing, video creation, browser testing, and more. It can take approximately 200 (or more) hours to build one 1-hour eLearning course. Check out our video on what goes into making a custom-tailored eLearning module if you’re curious for more details!
Whether you’re an eLearning expert or eLearning beginner (like myself), there’s no denying digital learning will continue to expand, given the current circumstances of the world. The Global eLearning Market has been estimated to reach $325 Billion by 2025! Crazy, I know. In today’s post, I wanted to share several eLearning resources I’ve learned are essential to developing your eLearning library. I’ve got you covered with resources that you can use from the start of the inspiration process all the way through to the creation process!
Sometimes I find myself staring at my screen for hours on end, just waiting for inspiration to hit. Browsing through other sites to see what other developers are creating can really help to jumpstart those creative juices. Some places I’ve gone for inspiration include:
This seems like a no-brainer, but initially I didn’t realize the amount of audio editing that goes into an eLearning course. After the voice talent records the audio, there’s still more work to be done! You have to remove breaths, mouth sounds, background noises, and sometimes you may have to piece multiple audio files into one audio track. A great audio editing tool is essential. On top of that, you may or may not need to transcribe some of that audio. Our team uses Adobe Audition to edit audio and Sonix to transcribe that audio.
Sometimes you’ll need to incorporate images into your course that aren’t necessarily in your own gallery. This is when you need a good stock images site! Visuals help the learner connect certain concepts and can also add a level of professionalism if used correctly. Some stock image sites I’ve previously used include:
A GREAT Team
A great team of fellow eLearning developers is probably the most essential resource you need! Lucky for me here at GAAP Dynamics, I’m part of one of the best eLearning teams out there (I know I’m biased, but it’s true). We’re constantly sharing, peer-reviewing, brainstorming, and are always thinking about our end-user to create people-centered eLearning.
If you need help developing or creating your eLearning library, let us help you get your training on track and your people engaged, saving you time, money, and mistakes!
About GAAP Dynamics
We’re a DIFFERENT type of accounting training firm. We don’t think of training as a “tick the box” exercise, but rather an opportunity to empower your people to help them make the right decisions at the right time. Whether it’s U.S. GAAP training, IFRS training, or audit training, we’ve helped thousands of professionals since 2001. Our clients include some of the largest accounting firms and companies in the world. As lifelong learners, we believe training is important. As CPAs, we believe great training is vital to doing your job well and maintaining the public trust. We want to help you understand complex accounting matters and we believe you deserve the best training in the world, regardless of whether you work for a large, multinational company or a small, regional accounting firm. We passionately create high-quality training that we would want to take. This means it is accurate, relevant, engaging, visually appealing, and fun. That’s our brand promise. Want to learn more about how GAAP Dynamics can help you? Let’s talk!
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