Kern has evolved its own methodology called Learner Centered Methodology (LCM). According to this, the learner is always at the center of the development process. Unlike most learning solution providers who design solutions that are content-centric, Kern’s focus is learner-centric. The goal of LCM is to design solutions that are effective and sustainable. Most eLearning courses are content-centered rather than learner-centered.
While instructional designers go through the various phases of audience analysis, content analysis, and requirements analysis, they seldom incorporate the outcomes of the analysis into the course design. In most cases, the motivations of stakeholders, technology constraints, and project deadlines take precedence over the learners’ needs in an eLearning program.