The first two steps of AGILE instructional design (align and get set) identify and validate business performance needs and define requirements for learning and performance interventions. And with two systematic approaches (rapid task analysis and critical skills analysis), you can scope performance and rate the impact of failure to ensure your solutions best meet your learners’ needs.
A key aspect of the early intervention effort is identifying students at highest risk of dropping out and providing them with timely remedial teaching. For this, we need an early warning system to identify low performers in the class—and provide more focused attention—while still managing a large distributed class. Here’s how to do this using learning analytics in Adobe Presenter 9.
by Dawn Poulos
Instructional design is moving beyond its traditional focus on large packages of content—courses—to add delivery of smaller “nuggets” of instructional content when an individual needs them, in the form that is most appropriate to the situation. Here is an exploration of personalized learning and its creation.
When working on a large project with multiple team members, it is common to have a set of organizational or project standards for eLearning courses. These standards make it easier for the team members to pick up each other’s work, based on availability. Here’s a quick primer on standards.
Up to this point in the series on picking up someone else’s project, Joe and Jennifer have covered the things you should find out before accepting the job, and what to look for in the project files. Now they detail what to document as you do your revisions—and why!
How can your organization improve quality, increase efficiency, consistently achieve goals, and find out the strategic value of those accomplishments? Effective evaluation is the key. Here are some important ideas on an approach that makes evaluation more feasible and enables it to produce quality, efficiency, results, and value!
Creating effective online instruction requires consideration of many factors if it is to lead learners to achieve the desired skills and knowledge. It must match the characteristics of the learners and the content and it must fit the circumstances of the learner. How is it possible to meet all these requirements? There are best practices, and this article gives a succinct summary as well as a plac
In the first part of this series on picking up someone else’s project, Joe and Jennifer provided a checklist to use before accepting the job. Now they alert you to the things you should look for in the project files, especially when the tool that created them was either Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. This article could save you a lot of work!
Has a client ever asked you to revise a course that someone else wrote? This can be either a great opportunity or a train wreck. This, the first of four sets of tips for revising (or fixing) a project, is a checklist to use before you begin such an assignment. These questions will identify “hot spots” and client expectations, helping to ensure a successful engagement!
A quality scorecard for multiple-choice items, both at the individual and the training organization levels, can help a manager improve effectiveness of multiple-choice tests. The manager could use the scorecard to assess specific tests or to assess a cross section of multiple-choice items collected from each instructor or designer’s portfolio. Here is such a scorecard!