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Leveraging instructional design and innovative ICT to
improve food ...
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Feed is a key issue
in developing world livestock systems
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• Across the African continent,
livestock represents 40% of
agricul...
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FEAST – Feed Assessment Tool
• A systematic approach to understandi...
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FEAST 1.0 – Some Challenges
• ILRI has been developing this tool
ov...
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Instructional Design enabled the project to:
• Revise and expand cl...
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Instructional design and appropriate
learning technologies - outcom...
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Instructional design and appropriate
learning technologies - outcom...
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Redesigned Forms & Job Aids
FEAST Learning Development:
• Redesigne...
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Improved materials: Presentations,
FGD guide and Questionnaire
Sel...
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Improved materials: Presentations,
FGD guide and Questionnaire
Ble...
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App – from this…
Standalone App
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… to this:
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LMS overview - main features
• Detailed & frustrating review of a
...
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LMS on a stick – the Sonata offline player
A ‘game-changer’ for po...
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Conclusion
FEAST Learning Development:
By measurably improving our...
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That’s all folks!
Thank you for your attention!
Questions?
For mor...
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Leveraging instructional design and innovative ICT to improve food security and farmer productivity—The FEAST experience

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Presented by Iddo Dror at the e-Learning Africa Conference, Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, 20-22 May 2015

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Leveraging instructional design and innovative ICT to improve food security and farmer productivity—The FEAST experience

  1. 1. 1 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Leveraging instructional design and innovative ICT to improve food security and farmer productivity – the FEAST experience Iddo Dror e-Learning Africa Conference Addis Ababa , Ethiopia, 20-22 May 2015
  2. 2. 2 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Feed is a key issue in developing world livestock systems
  3. 3. 3 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 • Across the African continent, livestock represents 40% of agricultural GDP, and hundreds of millions of smallholder farmers in Africa depend on livestock for their livelihoods. • To feed themselves and their families, and to benefit from increasing demand for livestock products in developing countries, livestock keepers must have consistent access to good quality feed for their livestock. • Many farmers however, struggle to source sufficient feed, year round, to increase livestock productivity. The Problem – some context:
  4. 4. 4 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 FEAST – Feed Assessment Tool • A systematic approach to understanding the overall feeding system and thinking with farmers and local stakeholders about possible interventions • Focus group discussion • Participatory solution identification • Household Questionnaire with a few households • Data entry and presentation system • FEAST report
  5. 5. 5 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 FEAST 1.0 – Some Challenges • ILRI has been developing this tool over the past six years. It has been tested and tried in various sites across Africa and South Asia, using an on-site, classroom-based training course for the staff of partner organizations seeking to adopt FEAST. • However, even after completing the training course, some users continued to struggle with the tool. Furthermore, delivering the training on-site in host countries posed a considerable travel and logistical burden on ILRI’s staff, to the detriment of other projects.
  6. 6. 6 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Instructional Design enabled the project to: • Revise and expand classroom instruction • Adapt course for online delivery • Develop hands-on classroom and eLearning activities • Design new FEAST forms and reference guides • Work carried out in partnership with Sonata Learning, a firm specialized in learning development. Instructional Design Matters!
  7. 7. 7 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Instructional design and appropriate learning technologies - outcomes • A pathway from research outputs to development • Can be applied in a variety of contexts – not a ‘feed specific’ issue – and can help solve some of the ‘wicked problems’.
  8. 8. 8 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Instructional design and appropriate learning technologies - outcomes • Began with analyzing desired mission outcomes • Aligned learning objectives with mission • Redesigned classroom materials applying adult learning theory • Over 400 slides, 12 lessons, standardized lesson plans / scripts
  9. 9. 9 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Redesigned Forms & Job Aids FEAST Learning Development: • Redesigned data collection forms to include tips for facilitators, recommended follow-up questions and overview of FEAST process for reference in the field
  10. 10. 10 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Improved materials: Presentations, FGD guide and Questionnaire Self-Guided e-Learning Course • 12 lessons • 60 videos (3+ hours) • 5 interactive scenarios related to key skills • Over 200 review and assessment questions – Multiple selection – Drag / drop – Hotspot – Word bank
  11. 11. 11 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Improved materials: Presentations, FGD guide and Questionnaire Blended Experience • Use of e-Learning in classroom • Rich interactive activities • Standard video presentations for software tutorials • Computer-based assessments and results tracking
  12. 12. 12 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 App – from this… Standalone App
  13. 13. 13 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 … to this:
  14. 14. 14 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 LMS overview - main features • Detailed & frustrating review of a fragmented LMS market – ended (happily) with a partnership with Sonata Learning. • All ‘core LMS’ functionalities - plus: • Simple, clean, intuitive user interface • “Blended first” approach to delivery • Integration of social learning • Branding and sub-portals • Ability to scale with the growth of ILRI programs • A unique approach to grading • Reporting features
  15. 15. 15 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 LMS on a stick – the Sonata offline player A ‘game-changer’ for poor connectivity environments • Portable e-Learning and Data Collection Apps – Data collection utility – Full e-Learning course • Run from USB drive on any Microsoft Windows computer (XP or later), no installation required • Every record (data collected, training results) stamped with a unique ID for upload to central website
  16. 16. 16 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 Conclusion FEAST Learning Development: By measurably improving our learning offerings to partner organizations, we hope to measurably improve access to livestock feed resources in the communities we serve.
  17. 17. 17 Copyright 2014 ILRI/CGIAR Creative Commons BY-SA 2.5 That’s all folks! Thank you for your attention! Questions? For more info contact i.dror@cgiar.org • Web site ilri.org/feast • E-learning course: learning.ilri.org FEAST Learning Development:

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