In sum, instructional designers focus on designing the learning experience, while eLearning developers focus on implementing the design. While there is some overlap between the two roles, they require different skill sets and responsibilities.
Strong technical skills to effectively implement and deliver eLearning courses, including proficiency in programming languages, multimedia development tools, eLearning authoring tools, Learning Management Systems (LMS), and how SCORM packages work.
Ability to troubleshoot technical issues and problems and identify ways to improve the functionality, user experience (UX), and user interface (UI) design of the eLearning course.
Strong writing skills (based on project needs) to create concise and clear content, activities, and feedback that clearly communicate complex concepts and how to apply them on the job. All developers should have the patience and skills to user-test and copy-edit their own work.
Basic proficiency in graphic design and the ability to leverage visual design, audio recording, and video production tools to create appealing and effective multimedia and interactive elements for the eLearning course.
Ability to effectively manage their work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment, partnering with instructional designers, subject matter experts, and other team members to achieve the overall design vision.
Lectora®: An eLearning authoring tool that offers a wide range of features for creating interactive and multimedia-rich eLearning content. It supports HTML5 and responsive design, making it compatible with various devices. It provides the highest level of accessibility in eLearning authoring tools.
Adobe® Captivate: A popular eLearning authoring tool that allows developers to create interactive and engaging eLearning content. It offers features such as responsive design, simulations, and quizzes.
Articulate® Storyline: A widely used eLearning authoring tool that enables developers to create interactive and customizable eLearning courses. It offers a user-friendly interface and a range of templated features like branching scenarios, assessments, and multimedia integration.
Elucidat: A cloud-based eLearning authoring tool for creating responsive and mobile-friendly eLearning content. It offers features like collaboration, templates, and analytics.
iSpring Suite: An eLearning authoring tool that is known for its ease of use and intuitive interface. It allows developers to create interactive courses, quizzes, and assessments.
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