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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tony Karrer - How long should an e-learning course be?

Useful post by Tony Karrer on elearning Technology on the optimum length of an e-learning course. Tony's key point is that it should be as short as you can make it.

This has certainly been my own experience. Most on-line courses that I have seen within organisations focus on providing information. An example might be an induction course. Too often, the developers include a range of material that they think might be useful.

Bear in mind that the old rule of thumb used to be that a web page should contain at maximum 60 per cent of the material on an equivalent printed page simply because web pages are harder to read than the printed equivalent. So prune, prune, prune.

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