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Step by Step Course Design

Now that you have thought about what you have, and updated your current content, and thought about how you might create an online experience, let’s look at the actual development process.

There is a clear process for classroom or online courses developed by a single person or a team. The process is the same regardless of the size of the project or the team.

Workflow process for online learning with Analysis, Design, Implementation, Evaluation (ADDIE)

Iterative Development

This is where your prototype gets a peer-review—everything is looked at, quality, content, graphics, design, flow, etc. to help you identify where the course could use some tweaks. If they are major tweaks, you go back to the Design phase, if there are minor ones, you fix them, and carry on to a Beta review. This review dots your i’s and crosses your t’s and makes sure that your course follows all your standards. The course reaches GOLD standard when everything is in line… and it’s ready for Implementation.

After it’s first live run, the course will go through another round of evaluations to make sure it does what it is supposed to do. 

If it works, it will go through a review before the next rollout, and if it doesn’t, it will go back to the iterative design phase to implement the changes resulting from evaluations.

Layman's Terms

To put this whole process into layman’s terms:

  1. Think about and collect all the stuff you need
  2. Put your thoughts on paper (use templates) and design some learning experiences that will satisfy the desired competencies
  3. Create a course structure online
  4. Add your content, and change things up as you come up with new ideas
    Rinse and repeat
  5. Get some help from your peers, Learning Design Consultant, and Multimedia Specialist
    Rinse and repeat
  6. Using your course shell standard template: Create a prototype by adding your content and activities
  7. Send it off for a review
  8. Make changes based on the review
    Rinse and repeat

This animation is a tongue in cheek (sort of) example of an iterative process, with a red dot moving from left to right starting with the Pre-Planning Phase (going in circles) to the Iterative Design Phase (more circles,) to the Iterative development phase where it gets dizzy – then back to the Iterative Design Phase and finally disappearing off the right of the image.  

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