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704 The Top 10 Rules of eLearning Project Management for New Developers

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Thursday, April 21

Tracks: Management & Strategy

As the business world has primarily pivoted to online learning, many developers have been thrust into the role of project manager. The unexpected transition into leadership has left this newly minted group of leaders vulnerable to project mishaps because of their knowledge gaps. What they need is a framework that provides best practices to provide better eLearning outcomes for new leaders.

In this session, you will learn how simple project management methodologies can change you from a tepid to a transformational eLearning leader. You’ll explore the nuances and idiosyncrasies of managing an eLearning project from inception through the full project lifecycle. The first three rules take a deep dive into exploring the client’s needs, identifying the scope, and building the right team around the project. For example, we will examine questions like, “What version of SCORM does the output need to be?” and “Should this be Section 508 compliant?” The next three rules provide more eLearning-specific guidance around selecting development tools, creating a prototype, and building to specifications. Our next three rules cover managing client feedback, project health evaluation, and testing protocols. Finally, the tenth rule addresses successfully delivering and deploying your project to learners. Ultimately, you will learn how to empower your team to deploy an eLearning project that delivers on promise and drives client satisfaction.

In this session, you will learn:

  • A framework that will provide new eLearning project managers with field-tested best practices
  • Mitigation strategies that, if applied early in the project, will lead to project success
  • About industry-specific jargon and real-world case studies
  • How to build confidence with colleagues and clients related to your eLearning project management ability
  • Insights from the best in the business about creating authentic eLearning

Michelle Echevarria

Director of Learning and Development

JBS International

Michelle Echevarria leads an award-winning team of talented learning professionals, has over two decades in the multimedia field, and has spent over half of that creating eLearning for the public sector. She presented at the 2019 Learning Solutions Conference & Expo and was a featured presenter for the eLearning Brothers webinar. Her expertise is in designing and developing innovative online training for government and private-sector agencies using leading multimedia tools, and comprehensive instructional design techniques to enhance the user experience for eLearning courses.