I love a good checklist, process or guideline to keep me and my project on track. Check out this informative article on leading effective instructional design in VET with the ADDIE model.
So, I’m openly honest about my love for PowerPoint, even when others were all “death by PowerPoint”, I was like “No, don’t hate the program, hate the lack of education and creativity”.
I really need to put together a page dedicated to the power of PowerPoint, but until then, enjoy this article by the Elearning Brothers.
MVP Is the Key to Agile Project Management – by Pamela Hogle
“‘The MVP is the thing that actually makes an iterative development process—like agile, LLAMA, or SAM—work,’ said Megan Torrance, chief energy officer at TorranceLearning.”
That’s not an exaggeration. The idea behind an iterative process is creating a “rough version of a product” with the express purpose of getting feedback on it. There are two enormous benefits, Torrance said:
- It’s easier to make changes to an early “draft” than to a finished product.
- Problems and needed changes are identified “before you’ve burned all your budget and timeline developing the ‘perfect’ finished product.”
“Each cycle of an iterative development process is an opportunity to advance the product both iteratively (making it better) and incrementally (making it more). For an eLearning product, it could be things like fine-tuning scripts and graphics (iteratively) and moving from a script-and-screen draft to a playable online draft (incrementally),” Torrance said.
Considering the progressive nature of technology and information exchange through digital mediums, it makes sense to produce artifacts and even courses in incremental stages with a focus of always making it better and making it more. Read the full article here
“WHY WE PROTOTYPE
To communicate and help to create a visual story. Using prototyping we can quickly test a concept, gather feedback from our audience and architect a plan with our team”
Prototyping for Learning by NICK FLORO
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this excellent Visual Web Notebook, it’s teeming with great information and links to useful tools. Read the full notebook here
Informative article on an essential part of the design process. Read full article here
“A wireframe is easier to adapt and change than a prototype, so it’s a low-risk place to start conceptualizing an eLearning project. It’s easy to review with a client—and to tweak, update, or toss and redo completely—before too much time, effort, or budget is burned on development.”
Buzzword Decoder: Wireframing by Pamela Hogle
Recently I attended the Google Apps for Education summit in Brisbane and was blown away by all that Google can do. So, for my 20% project, I am setting up Google Apps to use in all of my classes along side the Wiki’s we already use, I am really excited by these tools and can’t wait to get everything up and running, so I don’t think it will take me too long 😀 Ill keep you posted…
DVNC next step students will today be asked to trial the new Dingley Village Student Portal! The portal is being created as part of the ACFE funded elearning project being completed by myself and manager Pam. Once trialled this portal will be available to all DVNC students. I’m looking forward to the official release date and i hope you are too.