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E‑learning Design

These tools and resources assist e‑learning developers create quality products and will help those new to e‑learning understand the basics.

E‑Learning Essentials

Learn about key components and best practices to consider when creating e‑learning products.

Examples of Quality E‑learning

Review real life examples of how CDC e‑learning products apply quality criteria.

E‑Learning Essentials Interactive

Experience this interactive tutorial that provides e‑learning best practices and annotated examples.

Quick‑Learn Design Toolkit

Create your own Quick‑Learn lesson using this toolkit.

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What is e‑learning?

Electronic learning, or “e‑learning,” is commonly described as learning that is accessed through computerized electronic technologies, such as the Internet, intranet, compact disc, or other digital media.

What is a quality e‑learning product?

Instructional designers and e‑learning developers recognize that e‑learning supports distinct learning objectives. Through a variety of instructional strategies, particularly interactive strategies, e‑learning can be effective and engaging. Products that engage learners while achieving learning goals provide a quality learning experience.

What makes e‑learning effective?

Design and development of effective e‑learning requires a number of analytic activities to help ensure learning takes place. CDC's e‑learning developers have identified six components essential to quality e‑learning.

These components are described in detail in CDC’s E‑learning Essentials products and demonstrated in the Examples of Quality E‑learning.

What is a Quick-Learn Lesson?

Quick-Learn lessons are a form of e-learning designed to address one or two learning objectives and take less than 20 minutes to complete. Through responsive web design techniques, the lessons are accessed via desktop computers and mobile devices like smart phones and tablets.

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