5 Tips to Improve Collaboration with Your e-Learning Team

Collaboration - 2013 Oct 15

Creating a successful e-Learning course takes a whole team of people, and each of those people has a different role in the development process. 96% of executives cite lack of collaboration or ineffective communication as cause for workplace failures. That’s why making sure your team collaborates efficiently is so crucial to a successful e-Learning course.

Follow these 5 tips to improve collaboration with your e-Learning development team:

  1. Include your SMEs throughout the development process.
    SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) are a valuable part of the e-Learning development process because they’re the ones who know the subject best! Checking in with them at multiple points as your team is creating an online training course will ensure that you’re providing the most accurate and relevant information for your learners.
  2. Create realistic goals and deadlines.
    Set realistic goals for your development team—ones that can be checked off once they’ve been met. This gives everyone on your team an idea of what each person needs to focus on to support the team. Realistic deadlines should give your team enough time to finish their work. To make sure everyone on the team is still motivated, be efficient and don’t provide tons of extra time that you could be using for your next project!
  3. Use a cloud-based collaboration tool.
    ReviewLink™ online course review tool allows you to share and review content with your team, no matter where you are in the world. You can track the status of comments, edit content and keep everyone on your team on the same page throughout the entire e-Learning development process.
  4. Schedule weekly meetings.
    By scheduling weekly team meetings, you’re designating a specific amount of time each week to check in on what you’ve been working on during the week. Using an online collaboration tool like ReviewLink can make these meetings go much smoother by keeping everyone on track during the rest of the week up until the team meeting.
  5. Communicate, communicate, communicate.
    Communication is essential to a smooth-functioning e-Learning team. When in doubt, discuss with your colleagues. A quick phone call can often help you save time by providing clarity on an issue. Again, ReviewLink can help your team do that, especially if you’re not all in the same office!

Use these tips to make your e-Learning team’s collaboration skills better than ever!

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Christie graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in English and Writing. When she's not writing about e-Learning, Christie enjoys traveling or playing piano and guitar.

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