I thought it would be easy. Easy to find information on how to build an effective online course (aka as WBT). I thought a few pages into Google and something would be viewable for everyone to understand.
Then I did the search. And repeated it six months later. And what I saw, was poor. Theory was everywhere.
Gagne? Uh, yeah right. Kirkpatrick? Who is still doing this – I know a few vendors have it, but still – most folks are unaware of all the steps, etc. ADDIE? I am never surprised on the number of people who do not know what this is – every day folks I am referring to, not an instructional designer or e-learning developer.
In the past few weeks, I’ve had quite a few readers ask me whether or not there is a book they can buy to learn how to build a course. And while there are plenty, I find most of them outdated as soon as they are published.