Online Course Development Process
The analysis phase seeks to determine:
- Who your learners are
- The overall goals you are trying to achieve
- The overall knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that need to be taught
- The amount and level of content needed
- Resources required/available
You will notice that this stage mirrors the first few session of our course, in which
we focused on definitions, goals of the instructional design process, and audience issues.
- Assess needs & audience
- Determine overall content and goals
- Specify authoring and delivery systems
- Plan overall project scope
- Plan overall evaluation strategies
- Administrator (person responsible for institutional/company vision for instruction)
- Project manager
- Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
- Instructional designer(s)
- Project evaluator(s)
- Needs assessment report
- Learner profile
- Content outline
- Learning hierarchy
- Design approach
- Technical specs.
- Evaluation strategy
- Project timetable
|Unless indicated otherwise, these tools are in Word format.
- Graphical Process Map-NYU. (Online image
format) A graphical flowchart of the course-development process for content-rich courses
in the Virtual College.
- Sample Agenda. This is tool I adapt
to perform both Analysis and Design. The entire process is good for a large
course-development project for an institution/organization that has never created online
courses before (usually in several meetings over 2-5 days). For a single course at an
institution that has developed courses before, this could be done in less than a day.
- User Characteristics Checklist.
A clear description of the salient characteristics of the users.
- Task/Content Analysis Tools. Used
to define detailed content to be included, or for gross sequencing and segmenting of
content. If your project is intended for training, conduct a "task analysis." If
it is aimed at education/instruction on specific content or subject area, conduct a
- Analysis Report Template. A
tool designed to help you prepare a clear, readable, and concise presentation of the
results of your analysis activities.
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