Perhaps as an e-learning designer you have already heard from the ADDIE-model, which is the most commonly used instructional design model. ADDIE stands for analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. You should pay your attention to these 5 phases in any case, when you create an e-learning course or a video-based e-learning.
At the beginning of the creation of any e-learning course, you should create an extensive analysis. This analysis should provide information about what expectations are attached to the e-learning, how these can be measured, but also what knowledge your students have etc.
The D in ADDIE doesn’t mean the visual design, but the instructional design. It refers to the systematic planning, development and evaluation of learning environments and learning materials. Thus, you should – as a second step – create a storyboard to capture exactly what you want to convey to your learners and how.
The next step is the development of your e-learning course. This can take place e.g. within an authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline. Here it is important to create the content according to your storyboard first and afterwards test everything. Only in this way you can guarantee a high quality.
After a successful performed test, your e-learning course can be implemented and made available to your learners. This is done in many companies typically via a learning management system (LMS). You can make your course available in SCORM and thus provide it for each LMS. The implementation in an LMS has the advantage, that the learning process of your learners can be accurately tracked.
Finally, it is important to evaluate your e-learning course yet to find out whether all the expectations have been met or whether improvements need to be performed.