Really Rapid Development Workflow

Hello out there!

I work as an in-house instructional designer and developer for an organization with 20,000+ employees. Our learning team has a very specific and finely-tuned workflow for e-learning courses that ensures all of the correct folks have been given a voice on the content, a voice on the course development, instructionally sound course design and that all of the organization-required QAs happen. All of this and our learning team also helps QA the courses, as well. We really feel like we put out quality training for our workforce and that is a priority for us.

With all of that said, we are in need of a quicker method of developing courses. For example, a software that our company uses might be notified that a major change in the software is coming out in a month. This means we need training for employees across the country in one month. We've put a team together to do some research and figure out a method that will produce quality training while being completed in as little as four weeks and we're trying to gather as much information about this as we can. I thought it might be helpful to crowd-source some insight and expert knowledge by asking the Articulate community. (We use Storyline and LOVE it, by the way!)

OK, so here are my questions:

  • What strategies or workflows have you used to create an e-learning course in four weeks or about four weeks?
  • I've read a lot of people talking about rapid prototyping and this sounds interesting, but I know I'd be asked about how we can make sure there is quality instructional design. Is this possible? If so, how?
  • If you've been able to design and develop an e-learning course in about four weeks, what has helped make that happen?
  • What else should we know about developing e-learning in about four weeks?

Thanks for your consideration in helping us out!

Kira

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