I was also honored to present the first session of the day over eLearning trends and tools at the 2009 State of Texas DIR E-Learning Forum. For those who missed the presentation or would just like to see it again, I’ve added it here. I must give credit to Dr. Mark David Milliron for the trends table I saw in one of his own presentations as well as inspiration for structuring the presentation. Be sure to visit SlideShare directly to see my notes and sources.
As the field of instructional design continues to grow and encompass online course development, speed of development can sometimes overshadow proven processes. Scanning the field of available tools can provide much by way of technology and software, but little in terms of theory and practice. How can instructional designers better design online learning? Is there a quick way to align objectives with content and activities?
TEEX uses proven methods such as ADDIE and Bloom’s Taxonomy to create E-Learning in a systematic manner. The cycle of design and development begins with a needs analysis conducted by a program manager (PM) and project coordinator (PC). If the need is clearly established and an audience has been identified, a meeting is held to kick-off course design and includes a subject matter expert (SME), graphic artist (GA), and instructional designer (ID). In this meeting, the course goal is identified. It is this goal, or objective, that is broken down into appropriate chapters, or modules. Each module is given a terminal objective and supporting enabling objectives.
The attached White paper describes TEEX’s methodology in more detail.
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