Instructional Design and Content Development Workshop Implementation phase
Topics• Implementation phase tasks Identify the e-content gabs. Pilot Test and Revise• Producing the student guide• How to use the output of this phase to improve the developed content?
What do we mean by “Implementation”The ADDIE model provides a systematic methodology to plan, develop, andtest the course before it launches. If you follow the ADDIE model, youll havea high degree of confidence about the course when its ready to launch. This phase is known as “When Rubber Hits The Road “
What do we mean by “Implementation”In the implementation phase of the ADDIE model an plan is developed. This plan establishes theimplementation timeline and procedures for training the facilitators and the learner, and deliveringthe final product. The final product is developed based on needs and errors discovered whileutilizing a prototype product with members of the target audience. With the project ready fordelivery, the learning environment is prepared by training the facilitators and learners, and placingall tools for full implementation (instruction).The training of facilitators covers -- the curriculum, learning outcomes, method of delivery, andtesting procedures.Preparation of the learners includes -- preparing students for use of new tools (software orhardware), student registration (when necessary), advising students on good software usestrategies, and other preparations (as determined in the Analyze Phase).Placing all tools includes -- making sure the learning space is adequate for the curriculumtools, putting all books, manipulative kits, CD-ROMs, and software in place, and making sure anyexternal links (e.g., Internet) are live. In colloquial language, the implementation phase of the ADDIEmodel is where the "rubber hits the road." It is conceivable that a well-designed multimedia productcould fail if instructors and learners are not prepared and/or the learning tools are not put into place.It is important that a solid groundwork is laid for the smooth and satisfactory implementation of anyinstructional materials.
Implementation Phase Tasks1- Revision youll have reviewed the courses content for : Accuracy and completeness, you walk through the course materials as experts looking for errors rather than as learners interacting with the course. Is the material communicated effectively? Or how can you communicate this idea better? Its important to gather ideas that will strengthen the course materials. The course meets its goals and objectives. The course covers content that learners need to know. The course reflects the learners existing capabilities.
Implementation Phase Tasks2- Pilot Course Test The pilot test of the course takes place before the official launch. Youll have conducted a pilot test to ensure that: The course is free of gabs. Learners will actually master the skills they need to achieve the courses learning objectives.
Implementation Phase Tasks3- Prepare stakeholders Prepare the instructors and facilitators. Prepare the students who will use the e-course. Prepare customer support.
Implementation Phase Tasks4- Launching the Course Publish the course with different format. Launch the course on Blackboard as Learning Management System (LMS).5- Course Delivery Issues Its important to make sure that the course gets delivered smoothly and effectively to the learners. Taking into account that these delivery issues substantially depend on the courses delivery format.
Prepare studentsIts time to put the course in front of the learners and measure howthey interact with the materials.Enroll students (if needed)Students should be prepared to use e-learning course toolsAdvise students in the best ways and strategies to learnProvide support to students
Issues Identified in Pilot TestingYou build a checklist of issues. Some of these issues are standard review items, butothers will be specific to the courses content and its delivery format. Heres a list ofsome issues that you might measure during the course pilot: Measure the amount of time learners need for each module and activity. Check learners engagement with the material. Detect points where material may be too easy/too difficult. Confirm that learners understand the instructions for activities and exercises. Evaluate the flow and balance of the course. Test how well learners achieve the courses stated learning objectives by the end of the course. Validate the course assessment tools. Collect feedback from learners about the course. Locate points where the course should be revised.