The e-Learning Courseware Development Framework consists of Methodologies, Tools and Processes and Procedures applied in the e-Learning content development.
The e-Learning Courseware Development Framework
consists of Methodologies, Tools and Processes and Procedures applied in the e-Learning content development.
This Courseware Development Framework provides a guide for an organisation that wishes to embark on an e-Learning Courseware Development venture. The Framework, including the details of each of its components and phases, needs to be customised because each organisation has its unique learning culture, policy, goals, approaches and procedures. Hence, customisation is vital for the Framework to be applicable. It should be based on a tried and tested Framework – a result of experiences and lessons learnt during the implementation of some (initial / pilot) eLearning projects.
Do these questions and concerns sound familiar?
- What kind of teaching-learning materials would be appropriate for us to develop as “e-Content”?
- What are the pitfalls to avoid when developing e-Content?
- How should we go about coordinating and ensuring standards and content consistency?
- Is it going to cost a lot? What are the returns / benefits that can be realised?
- What happens when the person championing the project is no longer around?
Well, that’s where this Framework comes into the picture. It proposes a content development solution that brings the following values:-
- Providing control over content development activities
- Providing direction to the content development team
- Setting standards and ensuring consistency especially when outsourcing or delegating tasks to different parties in the project team
- Expediting content development process to lower cost and increasing efficiency and productivity
- Providing continuity and easy maintenance especially when there is a change in the content development team
Before we dwell any further into this e-Learning Courseware Development Framework, it is vital to note that it is a generic framework which is not excusively tied to any corporation or organisation and education institution. Details of this framework will be further specified during the course of implementation, to fit according to the organisation’s policies, standards and procedures.
The following diagram gives an overview of the phases / components of the Framework:
Watch out for the next few articles on each of the phases in the Framework.