Anyone can tell you the importance of using the right tool for the job. It’s the mantra of everyone from cooks to programmers and financial managers to firefighters. It’s equally relevant in the world of e-Learning, and it’s one of the elements that makes it particularly effective. You can tailor your learning to the exact business need, audience and content you’re dealing with.
For instance, if the course is simple and will have a relatively short useful life, rapid e-Learning might be the way to go. If it’s more complex and will be used for a while, a more custom approach is appropriate.
The same concept applies in choosing the right media tool. Is something hard to describe? Use a photo or diagram. Does it move? Use a video. It moves, but you need to show the inner workings? Use an animation. Finally, the content can be customized for various learners. The same course can provide an overview track for beginners and add a more detailed track for advanced students.
Having so many tools available makes choosing the right one more difficult, but also makes the end results that much better.