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Multimedia Specialist eLearning Commission Process
- Gather Source Material
In order to create an eLearning module, the Multimedia Specialist will need a clearly defined set of documents to work off of and pull material from, as source material. These documents could be chapters from a textbook, a manual, or any other written educational materials.
- Create an Outline
From this material, the specialist and faculty or staff member will work together to develop a broad content outline for the module. Based on the outline and the volume of content to be included, a rough estimate of screen count can be established. From the screen count a timeline and cost analysis will follow.
- Create Storyboard
The next step is to flesh out a storyboard and basic layout/graphic interface from the outline and source material. The faculty or staff member will then review the storyboard and discuss changes with the specialist. The storyboard will contain the breakdown of all core content screen by screen, without detailed visuals.
- Review and Approve Storyboard
The faculty or staff member will be involved for review in each step of the process, and the expediency of the development will depend on response time from the faculty/staff member. The faculty or staff member may also be called on to provide specific wording for content areas that require their expertise.
- Build Module
The Multimedia Specialist will create the first draft of the eLearning program based off of approved content from the storyboard.
- Review and Edit Module
The faculty or staff member will review the first draft of the program and give feedback. The multimedia specialist will make edits and return the next draft. When draft is approved, final changes will be made.
- Upload Approved Version for Internal Testing and Distribution
Once the module is complete, it will be uploaded to the appropriate content management system and tested within the distribution environment. Any errors that crop up inside the distribution environment will be addressed in this phase.
- Upload Final Version for Distribution
If changes need to be made after internal testing, a final, corrected version will be uploaded for distribution.