How We Work
We work with you to make sure that the skill development and knowledge transfer programs that we develop for you deliver the kind of value you are looking for. We provide training development and production services in all media. Visit our Sample Gallery to see some of the kinds of things we could do for your organization.
Here is an overview of how we typically get a project done:
1. We form a core team led by a senior instructional designer
A Senior Instructional Designer leads the efforts and, like a film director, keeps the team focused on the vision of what the e‑learning needs to look and feel like and, most importantly, what it needs to teach the learner. Each member of the multi-talented, core team is familiar with all aspects of the process. This gives the development process flexibility, reduces the need for continual communication, and helps to reduce cost.
2. We prefer to use off-the-shelf rapid authoring tools
We use a variety of rapid authoring tools that are designed for creating e‑learning. Unless there is a compelling need, we avoid developing custom interactions that require writing Flash Action Script, XML, or even HTML. Writing custom code costs our clients money and, in our opinion, take too much to time to accomplish goals that can usually be achieved faster and just as effectively by less expensive means. These tools also reduce the need for repetitive alpha-beta testing by technicians, systems administrators, content experts, and end-users.
3. We use rapid prototyping to produce a reviewable e‑learning module, fast
We use “rapid prototyping,” which typically means using Word only for outlining content and then developing the e‑learning right in an e-learning authoring tool. This reduces the need for scripts in word documents and storyboards that are passed reviewed, revised, and passed back and forth. Rapid prototyping means less need for project managers and production assistants to spend hours in front of Microsoft Project tracking and updating assets and resources lists, tasks, and timelines.
To learn more, please contact us.