e-Material Development

For whom:

For the teams of companies and institutions responsible for training, to start the development of remote asynchronous learning materials.


Professionals have no doubt that training will increasingly be digital in the future.

The execution of this future, however, is less clear. Digital materials are perceived differently by participants, so their preferred format differs from traditional learning practices. Therefore, the creation of e-materials requires processes and skills that traditional learning does not provide.

How to carry out asynchronous learning in practice?

The good news is that there is a solution to this challenge! But more nuanced questions need to be answered on the way to it. How do audiences learn synchronously and asynchronously? What are the main differences between synchronous and asynchronous learning materials? How to create asynchronous learning courses? What are the formats for delivering asynchronous learning material? How to combine different asynchronous learning formats? How to assess knowledge of the audience asynchronously? How to get feedback? What are the challenges of producing asynchronous learning materials?

We will find answers to these and other questions in the series of practical workshops of Kārlis Apkalns "e-Material Development".

Course form:

  • The group is planned for 4-5 pairs of participants (topic expert + methodologist);
  • the course requires participants to have a high level of digital skills;
  • 20% of the time in the course is devoted to theory and 80% to practical tasks related to the planning and development of e-learning content;
  • independent work is scheduled for the participants between classes each time.

Course benefits:

Participants are prepared for the development of asynchronous learning materials with:
  • understanding of the possibilities of developing asynchronous learning materials;
  • production process suitable for practical implementation (work forms);
  • detailed plans of future e-courses;
  • the first learning materials (prototypes) of the course prepared.

Kārlis Apkalns, MBA (Riga Business School)

  • skill trainer since 2006, created seminars on 20+ topics;
  • led the seminars of curators of the University of Latvia, lecturers of LU, Riga State Technical School, Daugavpils Technical School, Liepāja Technical School, Valmiera Technical School, Ventspils State Technical School, and directors of professional technical educational institutions;
  • has trained top-level managers of the University of Latvia, Bank of Latvia, State Revenue Service, Latvenergo administration team, Latvian state administration, leading Latvian start-ups and teams of 400+ other organizations;
  • worked with students of Riga Business School (RBS), Riga Law School (RGSL), Riga School of Economics (SSE Riga).
10 remote training sessions, a total of 40 hours of synchronous work + homework




Session I

4 academic hours

How is the teaching environment evolving in the twenty-first century?

  • Participants' current events/questions

How does development affect me?

  • Types of the learning center strategies

ExerciseAnalysis of environmental changes

Homework: Form 1 - Course description; Form 2 - Project limitations

Session II


4 academic hours

What can/can't be done in person and remotely?

  • Formats, their capabilities and limitations

How does target audience affect learning design?

  • Important characteristics of the target audience

ExerciseWhat can and cannot be done remotely?

Homework: Form 3 - Target audience; Form 4 - Goals
Session III


4 academic hours

How to formulate learning objectives?

  • Bloom's taxonomy and its application

How to clearly plan extensive learning content?

  • Context vs. Mind map

Exercise: Form 5 - Course learning objectives

Homework: Visual map of course content

Session IV

4 academic hours

What are the types of providing information

  • Web page, documents, etc. formats

What are the options for video materials?

  • 10+ video formats              

ExerciseAnalysis of existing materials

Homework: Description of the visual concept
Session V

4 academic hours

What elements can we use in the lesson?

  • Sequence of lesson elements

How to create a saturated but not oversaturated load?

  • Planning principles and practices

Exercise: Different elements of the lesson

Homework: Formulation of lesson concept
Session VI

4 academic hours

What elements can and should be planned in the course?

  • Important course components

How to see "the whole course in one picture"?

  • Student Journey creation

Exercise: Important elements of the course

Homework: Dividing content into layers/carriers
Session VII

4 academic hours

How to create a visual concept of materials?

  • Design principles for non-designers

How to prepare an expert for work with a video camera?

  • Scenario method and Emphasis method

Exercise: Enumeration of visual elements

Homework: Visual concept of the course

Session VIII

4 academic hours

How to balance engagement and motivation?

  • Different engagement level tools

How do digital tools facilitate the creation of e-materials?

  • Overview of the latest tools

Exercise: Creating scenarios (with and without aids)

Homework: Video editing plan

Session IX


4 academic hours

How to create an effective performance evaluation?

  • Formative and summative assessment

How to evaluate the effectiveness of courses?

  • Kirpatrick's Course Effectiveness Model                 

Exercise: Test of created prototypes

Homework: Preparation of material demo          

Session X

4 academic hours

How to manage projects for creation of e-materials?

  • The four stages of project management

What is the renewal cycle for e-materials?

  • Key steps and principles              

Practical exerciseDemonstration of prepared materials

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