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Getting Organised for using Multimedia in Learning

About the three-hour workshop:

Teachers and trainers often use tools and resources to assist learning. The past few years have seen a huge increase in the availability and use of various forms of audio-visual (AV) and other online media – video, animation, music, podcasts, photo sharing, blogs etc.

These tools and techniques are increasingly being incorporated into corporate and workplace training contexts—face-to-face, e-learning and blended delivery. Human Resources and other departments use tools and media to broaden the scope, efficiency and appeal of their training programs, often within tight budgets, deadlines and delivery constraints. Getting organised improves the efficiency of any course development.

With a whole world of multimedia possibility, navigating around the territory can be an exciting and productive process. With so many options, it’s sometimes overwhelming and difficult to know where to start. As with any learning, it’s always a great idea to examine your initial aims, objectives and training needs.

Learning requirements are typically expressed in terms of knowledge, skills, behaviour and attitude and are often documented in the form of a training plan, syllabus, unit of competence, performance criteria etc. These aims and objectives provide important structure and direction for the development of tools and resources used in any course or training program.

In this workshop you will:

  • Analyse your training needs with reference to delivery requirements and potential use of media
  • Become aware of the scope and potential of using media tools and audio visual in training
  • Identify and locate various online and other multimedia tools
  • Use online tools to create a simple learning resource
  • Become aware of the many benefits of using multimedia in learning
  • Plan for your own learning requirements, incorporating media in your training program.

Please Note: To get the most out of this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring a sample of their own training documentation and/or aims and objectives (where available).

idesignx 2014

mparry_ilearnx2014 (pfd from powerpoint presentation) from idesignx 2014, featuring an instructional design overview of two projects: Hunter TAFE and Clinical Skills. More info is outlined in the following video (20 mins):

 What is ID?

When I run professional development sessions with teachers, I am often asked to provide an overview of the role of an instructional designer (after all – with a room full of teachers – why is there a need for an instructional designer?).  In an attempt to communicate these ideas broadly, I have produced a simple narrated powerpoint slideshow. Check out the clip below:

Elearning and the Role of Instructional Design 

Whilst using a simple narrated powerpoint has its limitations, one positive is that it enables very quick resource development!

Typical Questions

Analysis

  • What are the learning outcomes?
  • Who are the learners?
  • How will learners typically engage with the course? (ie duration, context etc)
  • Is there any assessment?
  • more questions!

Design

  • What are some engaging ways to present course content?
  • What is a typical learner pathway?
  • Will social media play an important role?
  • Will the design be informed by a particular learning theory? (eg constructivist)
  • Where will the course be hosted/stored?
  • What Learning Management System (LMS) will be used?
  • more questions!

Development

  • What technologies will be used to build the course?
  • Are there technical requirements, specifications and guidelines?
  • Does the project require media specialists? (eg video production)
  • What is the role of the Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the project workflow?
  • How will content review and user testing be integrated?
  • more questions!

Implementation

  • Where will the course be hosted/stored?
  • What Learning Management System (LMS) will be used?
  • Will teachers need professional development (PD) or other support to run the course?
  • Have any new issues emerged since the course is up and running?
  • Will the course need monitoring? (eg discussion forums)
  • How are students engaging with the course?
  • Does the course need to communicate with other IT systems?
  • What is the role of the teacher/mentor/facilitator once the course is up and running?
  • more questions!

Evaluation

  • Are students able to use the course to achieve learning outcomes?
  • Did the course meet its aims?
  • Is the course enjoyable, hectic or tedious?
  • Was the budget well-allocated?
  • more questions!

The ADDIE model is very nicely illustrated in this infographic that I found at e-Learning Infographics:

The-ADDIE-Instructional-Design-Model-Infographic
Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

 

Instructional Design & Media Production

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