Starting point: before you apply for funds
Take a deeper look at your e-opportunities at your centre or organisation by using the e-opportunity analysis document. You can access this from this page about Reality Checks:
Step 1: Describe briefly what technologies you use within your organisation to deliver training or to support learning currently. Indicate your level of use for each (high, moderate, low).
Step 2: Who are your main current clients or client groups? How do you think e-learning might benefit them?
Step 3: What main courses or other training services do you provide now? List in rough order of income value to your centre.
Step 4: What new courses or training services are you thinking about offering? Who for? List in rough order of potential appeal to clients.
Step 5: What other providers are more-or-less in competition with you? List them and note any ways in which they have the jump on you at present, especially e-advantages.
Step 6: At this stage, list the three most promising early ideas for new ways you could use e-learning at your organisation. (Think of new programs, or extensions/enhancement of current ones)
Step 7: Now note the strengths and weaknesses of your project idea against the criteria displayed in the ‘interactivity’ for Reality Checks. (see link above)
Note: the interactivities are very useful for providing a demonstration for a group or team currently performing the e-opportunity analysis.