A general guideline is to plan for 1 minute of seat time per content screen or slide. However, this can increase or decrease based on the content and interactivity on each slide. A 30-slide deck will not always translate to a 30-minute course.
The longer the seat time of a course, the more time it will take to develop. This contributes to the cost of your course. Our instructional designers will dive into your content and give recommendations for what can be streamlined. Perhaps some elements might work better as a video or interaction in order to create the most engaging, effective, and efficient content possible.
We work closely with you to scale interactivity up or down and find areas to maximize your spend so you can fit custom eLearning course development into your budget.
This is a basic course, generally used for relaying straightforward information that requires awareness and understanding but doesn’t require significant practice or interaction. It includes simple, presentational interactions to convey information with occasional knowledge checks and simple activities for reinforcement. A Level 1 course from eLearning Brothers is always visually polished and instructionally effective.
Mainly presentational and linear in nature
Contains a fair amount of exploratory interaction
Contains knowledge checks, basic scenarios, and some light cognitive interaction
Varied in layouts and professional visual treatment
This course is the standard level of awesome for eLearning Brothers and is the level preferred by many of our customers. Level 2 courses immerse the learner in your content through the use of first-person character scenarios, visually creative interactions, and more application exercises to build skills and reinforce knowledge.
Everything a Level 1 contains with more cognitively active screens, including elements of immersion not present in a Level 1 course
Linear or learner-directed course progression
Upgraded visual treatments for interactions
Frequent application of concepts throughout the course
Immersive scenarios with character voices
Level 3 courses are enhanced courses for organizations who are looking to take an awesome course to the next level. These courses are generally great candidates for awards and to impress your audience with out-of-the-box ideas and experiences. An enhanced course is worth it when you’re seeking to make an impact on an organization and leave a lasting impression.
As self-directed as possible (choose your own path)
Contains elements, as appropriate, of story, game, theme, or role for the user
Enhanced scenarios and interactions that are immersive, fully visual, and creative
Character interaction with multiple character voices
Possible gamified interactions
Consistently cognitively active or interactive
No matter where you’re at in the course development process, we can help you.
During the project scoping, we’ll evaluate your content readiness. This helps us give you the most accurate quote based on how much research, resource gathering, and instructional design your project needs.
Whatever your timeline, we’ll work closely with your team to ensure your eLearning courses are completed on time. We can also expedite your project by shortening client review windows, reducing the number of review cycles, and adding additional resources to the project.
We assign a dedicated project manager (PM) for every project to make sure progress flows smoothly and on time. The project manager will keep you well informed on development progress throughout the entire process.
For creating a mobile course, how many devices do you need it tested on?
Do you need this course to look and function exactly the same in multiple browsers?
Does your course need to be Section 508 compliant?
Do you need custom graphics or illustrations to enhance your course?
Do you want live video or voiceover services?
Does your course need to be translated into multiple languages?