October 14, 2015

Design Approach

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We follow well-defined process-based workflows to develop value-added yet cost-effective courses that fulfil your learning objectives. Our development process is based on the ADDIE model, a five step process that provides a framework for planning, creating, and evaluating courseware. We have elaborated our process below.

– Analysis
We understand your requirements, study your content, and propose a solution that fits your learning objectives. This could be simple posters promoting workplace safety, or complex business simulations. We define the program goals, outline the instructional approach, and define the program flow and structure. We define the development process, GUI and specifications. Analysis includes Content study, Requirements Analysis, and project Planning.

– Design
Once the scope and approach is mutually agreed upon, we begin with the instructional and visual design for the prototype. We deliver the prototype and encourage you to get it reviewed by as many stakeholders as possible. When the prototype is frozen, we revise the language and design specifications. Design includes Content Analysis, Storyboarding, Graphics Development, Integration, Quality Assurance, Third-party Review, and Modifications and Sign-off.

– Development
We then develop the entire course/ module / system on the basis of the agreed prototype and pass it through rigorous quality assurance processes at pre-defined stages. Every delivery from Star IT Euro Learning has gone through an independent third-party review. Development steps are executed for all development units. They include Content Analysis, Storyboarding, Graphics Development, Integration Quality Assurance, and Third-party Review.

– Implementation Design Approach
We deliver the developed course / module / system in a pre-agreed number of versions. We help you to implement them at your end and integrate them into your existing systems. There are generally three steps within implementation, although this can differ from project to project.

– We make sure that our courses are developed based on the instructional and visual design approach that best suits the target learners and the learning objectives.

– Instructional design begins with a learner and task analysis to identify learning objectives. Instructional materials and activities are then systematically designed and developed to fulfil these objectives, using instructional design theories and models as methods or frameworks.

– This means analyzing source content with respect to learning objectives at different levels, deciding an assessment approach that most effectively tests these objectives, structuring the content into an effective instructional flow, categorizing content chunks, and deciding how best to present them to the learner.