Top 20 eLearning Developer Interview Questions

An eLearning Developer turns talent development vision and instructional design into reality, they are the ones who code and configure the learning story lines, while helping refine the learning experience on the ground for users. They are also a niche technical resource that has to balance UX along with coding and design.

 

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20 Interview Questions for eLearning Developers

 

What are your career plans in 3-5 years?

Key themes to touch on:

  • Discuss whether the goal is to stay technical or to become more business aligned i.e. work upstream to be Instructional Designer
  • Identify whether you have interest in doing AR/VR learning which more forward thinking agencies will consider

What are your top 3 pet peeves and annoyances when at work?

Themes to focus on:

  • Discuss issues and how you can work around or manage them
  • Discuss how team members can work around or benefit from these pet peeves

What are you top 3 strengths?

Themes to focus on:

  • Discuss how team members can be supported or benefitted by these strengths
  • Use examples from your pervious work or project experiences

What are you top 3 areas for growth?

Themes to focus on:

  • Identify how these growth areas are relevant to team or career trajectory
  • Touch on how these growth areas are being addressed

Why should we hire you over other candidates?

Themes to focus on depending on industry:

  • Be clear about your values and whether they align with the company
  • Highlight strengths that are offered that other candidates mat not have
  • Highlighting self awareness (what matters to you, what you are good at) will help you excel

How do you prevent a user from advancing the slide in (Adobe Captivate, Moodle, Articulate Storyline, etc.)?

Things to think about:

  • Provide a step by step on how to enable or restrict this functionality
  • Discuss the approaches to the different tools that go about this what are the trade offs

What are the approaches for AODA and section 508 compliance for eLearning Platform X?

Themes to consider:

  • Identify what are the ways the main stream tools support accessibility for hearing, visual, and learning impairments

Tell us about your design process once an instructional design brief is provided?

Themes to consider:

  • Identify common elements that are often missed by the instructional designer that need to be defined
  • Discuss any accessibility and compliance issues with overly visual designs
  • Identify the outcomes of your process thus far

What are the steps you usually take to trouble shoot performance issues of a course?

Themes to consider:

  • Adobe Captivate can sometimes be memory intensive for the designer application and courses, touch on these
  • Discuss the steps to trouble shoot like isolating the issue, confirming on multiple computers, and determine the code or portions of the course that are laggy and optimizing them

What are the pros and cons to using SCORM?

Themes to consider:

  • SCORM is technical standards that allow eLearning systems to integrate well with other technologies
  • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of SCORM: i.e. are there technologies that are beginning to age the model

What is your experience working with Learning Management Systems?

Themes to consider:

  • Provide examples of working with LMS and the type of LMS used
  • Discuss instances where you’ve had to work around LMS limitations or helped improve existing processes

What is your experience with xAPI/Tin Can?

Themes to consider:

  • xAPI allows for tracking of learning progress offline
  • These Technologies are useful for managing learning everywhere though mobile or remote settings

Can you discuss your visual design principles?

Themes to consider:

  • Entry-level applicants should be asked to demonstrate their visual design capabilities
  • Focus on bringing work samples in PowerPoint or Word Doc that highlights design capabilities
  • Walk through the design approach on how to optimize information sharing and content delivery

What graphic, video animation, and illustration design tools do you have experience with?

Themes to consider:

  • Though this may not always be asked it is important to highlight thee skillsets
  • Providing samples of work will also be important
  • Hiring manager should consider hiring someone with a wide range of multi-media skills to enhance the overall eLearning experience
  • Multimedia design tools that are particularly impactful are:  Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, AfterFX, Studio MAX, and Maya

What experience do you have with web markup and styling technologies?

Themes to consider:

  • Share relevant projects on HTML and CSS
  • This skillset should be highlighted if available and bring samples

What programming experience do you have?

Themes to consider:

  • Highlight any experience you have with programming languages in particular: Javascript or mobile programming languages
  • Similar to the above share examples of work
  • This skillset should be discussed as part of the interview even though the question may not come up

What is your approach to QA for eLearning courses you've developed?

Themes to consider:

  • Discuss the steps to doing testing ore Quality Assurance for work you’ve done
  • Identify the need for 3rd-person testing to filter out bias and familiarity

What type of courses does your eLearning Development entail?

Themes to consider:

  • Highlight the type of work previously completed including: public safety, corporate compliance training, enterprise applications training, or performance improvement courses
  • Highlight key insights, metrics, and how effective the training was

What are upcoming developments in the eLearning space are you looking forward to?

Themes to consider:

  • Discuss emerging technology trends that can help the industry
  • Highlight key developments in the eLearning standards space

What are your approaches to designing eLearning courses for mobile vs desktop?

Themes to consider:

  • Touch on the difference in usability for each type of device
  • Identify space and performance considerations for both devices i.e. focus on low-res high impact images versus high-res for computers
  • Elaborate on which eLearning platforms make it easy to do mobile versus significant configuration to translate desktop to mobile eLearning courses.

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