Posted on Thu, 01/06/2011 - 18:32
Planning a web-based training program takes a formal, organized approach to all elements of the eLearning development process. Too often custom learning solutions offer a good program, but they fail to provide the other aspects to complete the package. An outstanding company that focuses on elearning development will implement a specific approach to designing and developing a training program.
Designing Digitally, Inc. uses one of the most well known instructional system designs or ISDs within the industry. This is structured phase approach or model, known by the acronym of ADDIE, is completed in a particular order with the emphasis on effective, efficient and high quality customized eLearning and virtual world simulation development. Using this type of approach to interactive learning ensures that the client gets just what they want and has an opportunity to provide feedback, input and evaluations at each phase of the project.
The five phases included in the ADDIE model of eLearning development include:
This all important first phase or step is where the team from Designing Digitally, Inc. meets with the client and determines the specific training goals and requirements. This will also include learning about the company, the current training programs offered and what the positive and challenges of those trainings have been in the past.
From the information obtained at the analysis meeting the team at Designing Digitally, Inc. brainstorms ideas for training programs based on the client's stated goals and desired objectives. Evaluations of each option are completed and the most effective design is then rounded out to include the structure, the different learning objectives stated in clear terms, the specific elements of the learning and the timeframe a learner will need to complete the specific training simulations an eLearning program.
With the overview of the course developed the development stage is changing ideas into real training applications. As 3D training scenarios, serious games, virtual interactive training and interactive learning lessons are created the entire experience is being evaluated and tested. This development stage or phase also includes the session plans, guides for trainers and participants as well as the assessments that will be used in the last stage of the ADDIE model.
With the piloted and tested program from the development stage up and running, the implementation phase installs the training program onto the client's computer system. This is done with feedback from the testers in the pilot program after they have a chance to run it on the client's system. In addition the coordination of the LMS or Learning Management Systems with all the training modules and programs is also checked and confirmed as operating.
Unlike many competitor elearning development companies Designing Digitally, Inc. doesn't stop after successful implementation. The final phase includes an evaluation which is completed by trainers, participants as well as information and data collected through the LMS. Improvements in scores, better performance through trainings simulations and 3D training simulations all are incorporated in the evaluation.
The final part of the process includes sharing with the client all the feedback information as well as the ROI. With clients seeing both an improvement in scores and performance as well as a solid return on investment, Designing Digitally, Inc. considers the job successfully completed. Contact us today to learn more about our ADDIE process and our web-based training solutions.