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    1. 1. Courseware Computer Based Training By Christian Euculano
    2. 2. Lecture Overview <ul><li>The 4 W’s of courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Timeline of training </li></ul><ul><li>Types of courseware </li></ul>
    3. 3. Lecture Overview (continued) <ul><li>Types of courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware design </li></ul><ul><li>Real world example </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Available courseware sites </li></ul>
    4. 4. The 4 W’s of Courseware <ul><li>What is courseware? </li></ul><ul><li>Who uses it? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is it used? </li></ul><ul><li>When is it used? </li></ul>? ? ?
    5. 5. The 4 W’s of Courseware <ul><li>What is courseware? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Def: Courseware is the content and technique applied to instructional materials in electronic format (Marshall University) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generic Def: Courseware is employee training done using a computer </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The 4 W’s of Courseware <ul><li>Who uses courseware? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Managers to train employees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where is it used? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Any business or organization that feels the need to train their staff </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When is it used? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When technology increases and employees need to update theirs skills </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Reasons for Courseware <ul><li>Technology is one of the biggest reasons for courseware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Train old employees “New Tricks” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees must constantly refine and update their skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Even the brainy, nerdy people!! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train new employees “All the tricks” </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Technology <ul><li>Technology is always increasing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: AOL 4.0  AOL 6.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Windows  Windows 95/98  Windows 2000 </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Timeline of Training Standard Class Reading and text Video Computer Based Technology has lead to editing and visual advantages using the newest digital advances
    10. 10. Types of Courseware <ul><li>“ Different strokes for different folks” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual – “hands on” type of person; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need pictures, graphs, etc. to learn and apply material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Visual - can apply learned material from just reading it </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Types of Courseware <ul><li>On CD-ROMs – visual and customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Books and Text – non-visual and very standardized </li></ul><ul><li>On the internet – visual and accessible </li></ul>
    12. 12. Courseware Design <ul><li>What makes a good courseware design? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Principles in courseware design (according to PPI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Instructional Plan </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- gives targets, learning objectives and goals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adults learn best by doing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Define, Show, Do, Review </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Customization </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Learning experience is set up for the individual so there is maximum retention of the information to be learned </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Making a courseware program
    14. 14. Making a courseware program <ul><li>Good Design Personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make features easy to use; computer friendly design </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expertise Personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understands the information perfectly and makes sure everything is correctly stated; helps create the lesson to be taught </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Computer Programming Personnel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combines the information and easy features into a computer based program </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Real World <ul><li>How does a company implement a courseware program? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: A manufacturing company wants to increase it’s productivity. They decide to purchase some state of the art equipment. This equipment is expected to double the output production of the company. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem  The employees to do not understand exactly how the new system works </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Real World <ul><li>Solution  Train your employees to use the new system </li></ul><ul><li>Train them by using a computer based program!!! </li></ul>
    17. 17. Real World <ul><li>Begin the Training Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who and What? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Who needs to be trained? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- What do your employees already know? </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Real World <ul><li>“You have to make sure you don’t train the right people in the wrong areas and the wrong people in the right areas!” ~ Gloria Sumka (Product marketing manager of training at Allen-Bradley) </li></ul>
    19. 19. Real World <ul><li>Gather data about your employee knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design a suitable learning program for the right people in the right areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depending on the size of the business, this could mean hiring an organization that specializes in courseware design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lastly, Implement your training program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Lastly, Implement your training program </li></ul>
    20. 20. Real World <ul><li>The Before and After </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees are not fully capable to meet the demands of their job </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New system causes confusion </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees become bored </li></ul></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Real World <ul><li>After </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Employee moral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees are more knowledgeable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge brings a freshness to the workplace </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees are excited to to back and apply their knowledge to their jobs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees feel they have more power because they have the knowledge to make more decisions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Employees know more, ask less questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Understand new system  runs more efficient </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Courseware Exercise <ul><li>Courseware can be as simple as the help software that comes implemented in your Windows operating system </li></ul><ul><li>Lets Take a look! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For this example pretend you do not know how to make a shortcut for an icon on the desktop. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Go to the start menu and select HELP </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Next, under the index, type in Creating shortcuts and then select: on the desktop </li></ul></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Courseware Exercise Type Subject here Follow These steps
    24. 24. Pricing <ul><li>Depends on what you buy! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$20  $5,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Big Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High Costs – hire someone to come in and set up a courseware program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medium Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mild Costs – Pay a fixed fee and use software as much as desired </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Small Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low Costs – Pay per person per use </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Available Courseware Sites <ul><li>www.ezref.com/courseware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EZ-REF courseware </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.bluestarcorp.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue Star Training and Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.computerconfidence.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Confidence, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.complitpress.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Literacy Press </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Courseware Summary <ul><li>The 4 W’s of courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Types of courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware design </li></ul><ul><li>Making a courseware program </li></ul><ul><li>Available courseware sites </li></ul>

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