The arguments of both camps
John outsources his e-Learning productions. Here are his arguments:
In Sonia’s company, they’ve insourced the e-Learning production. Here is why:
How to set up specifications?
- Context: Describe the context of the project – the global context of the company, but also the particular context of the training. You can indicate what led to the decision to use e-learning and if it is first e-learning project or if other projects of the same type were previously realized.
- General objectives of the project: give a general description of the objectives of the training according to the context expressed above. Why this training, and also why this on-line training. These objectives can be expressed the following sentence:
At the end of this training, learners will be able to [describe here targeted competencies] in order to [describe here the general objectives of the training, into the larger context of the organization].
- Project management: redefine the name of the project, define and give the address and phone number of the team, give a description of the methodology of the project if it was defined (method of communication, phases of validation, participants and process), give a description of the desired phasing, give a description of the deployment if there was consideration on this subject.
- Budget: give the breakdown of the budget (if it is not confidential information) or available resources.
- Planning: give an estimate of the schedule, or the required schedule according to the constraints.
- Definition of the target audience: is it heterogeneous or homogeneous?
- Characteristics of the target audience(s): give all the characteristics of the target group (age, genre, function). In fact, give all the potentially useful data for the design of the training, including the audience’s level of acquisition of skills before the training, the level of use of techonologies (Web and computer), and also the level of motivation before the training and the possible stumbling blocks (previous negative experiences?)
- Description of needs associated to the target audience(s): in the context given in the generalities, what are the identified needs of the target users?
- Pedagogical objectives: describe all the educational objectives of the training, i.e. the skills to be reached by the learners at the end of training, in answer to the identified needs of the target users and for the general objectives of the training. These objectives can, at this stage, be subdivided into operational objectives (see our Pedagogical Objective page). A pedagogical objective could be “know how to drive a car,” and the operational objectives could be “know how to start a car,” “know how to change speeds,” “know how to brake,” etc.
- Pedagogical mechanics: if it was defined, if it corresponds to a habit or an instruction of the company, or to particular needs of the learners, to define the desired mechanics of learning, i.e. for example learning by doing the action (learning by doing), learning through consideration by thengroup, etc. (see Types and learning conditions for the adults).
- Content: list or give access to the content (existing or to be formalized) useful for the creation of the training.
- Features: list the features expected from the e-learning solution. The desired types of interactions, the types of feedback expected from the interface, the degree of multimedia development (photo? sound? video? 3D?), the necessity of a tracking system (LMS), the necessity of being able to update the content in a autonomous way (authoring tools), etc.
- Constraints: : the constraints of the computer equipment and the network of the organization where the training will be deployed (see Deliver the training). The hardware (processors, RAM, operating system, browsers, plug-ins, sound cards / graphics cards, resolutions of screens, mobility aspects, etc.
3 commands of Dr Chapon
3 commands of Dr Chapon