E-Skills and Internet – A First Course are two CD-ROMs that are part of coursework for Open Training and Education (OTEN) courses in Business Services and Information Technology. Due to large areas of content overlap (ie similar competencies across two training packages), there were efficiencies identified by developing two resources in parallel. The task was to develop resources that would provide technical and vocational insight into various IT skills used across two industry areas. The CD-ROMs were part of courses delivered to TAFE NSW students and Open Training and Education (OTEN) students via distance.

With the preliminary curriculum analysis already begun, my role as producer of the CD-ROMs required me to consult with teachers to develop a strategic plan for how the learning requirements should be reflected in the design the CD-ROMs. I developed narration and screen architecture scripts, rehearsed and filmed presenters, managed a team of Camera Operators, Video Editors, Instructional Designers and additional Writers. I worked closely with a Screen Designers/Programmers who developed the two interfaces and authored the final resource.

The final resources had smaller budgets and were faster to producer due to the re-use of shared content. The CD-ROMs were showcased at the TAFE Quality Awards and Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA) Conference, 2001 with the presentation of a session paper Comparing CD-ROM and Online Technologies. The final CD-ROMs were distributed to OTEN and TAFE IT/Business Services students.

Instructional Design & Media Production

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