A Wireframe is Worth a Thousand Words

I facilitate an elearning instructional design (ID) practicum for a local university and one of the assignments is to document the ID of the course the participants develop. I cannot provide any I’ve created as an example for the participants in the practicum because all of the ID documentation I’ve created is confidential and proprietary […]

Creating a Test Plan for Elearning Development

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” is an old adage that applies to quality assurance (QA) in elearning development. For many elearning projects, QA amounts to testing the courseware after it’s developed with little forethought given to how the testing would be conducted. Subsequently, these projects often release courseware replete with […]

End-to-End Courseware Quality Assurance

Quality assurance (QA) is the testing activity performed after development of courseware is complete and before putting the courseware into production, right? Wrong! Done well, QA begins early in the development project and continues indefinitely while the courseware is in production. “Evaluation” is how ADDIE refers to QA and, as you can see in this […]

The Best Approach for Managing an Elearning Development Project

What is the best approach for managing an elearning development project? If you answered with your favorite project management approach, the approach your employer usually uses, the project management approach getting the most buzz in the trade rags, or ADDIE, you’re wrong. The correct answer is: it depends. An approach that would work well for […]

E-Learning Instructional Design Practicum

I will be facilitating the E-Learning Instructional Design Practicum yet again this summer. Beginning on July 13, this will be the sixth session I’ve conducted for the UCI Extension. It is delivered asynchronously entirely online, so you can participate in the practicum from anywhere in the world that you can connect to the Internet. There are already […]