- Treatment of MediaAssets, Digital Prototype, Labeling,Packaging
Conduct Quality AssuranceTesting and Evaluation
Make any necessary changes(design, graphics, content, etc.)
Finalize any software licensingagreement issues
Install and Integrate Systems(e.g. - Upload Website to HostServer)
Burn a Gold Master disk
Press disks and Assemblecomplete CD-ROM packages
- labeled, packaged,shrink-wrapped, and boxed CD-ROMs, DVDs or live Website
should occurthroughout the entire project toconstantly measure activitiesagainst desired outcomes.
Analysis usually occurs during theBlueprint Phase and can carry overinto other areas of development.Getting stakeholder involvementand conducting analysis, helpsensure success. It is much easier tohit a target when you know what itis. For a sense of reality, we willuse the example of convertingfacilitated classroom training intoan interactive multimedia program.
Needs Assessment helps to clearlyexplain the problem, identify theaudience, ascertain the actualsituation, determine optimalconditions, discover the challengesor barriers to achieving the optimalsituation, and providerecommendations.
During needs assessment, we willexplore where this project fits withthe big picture. We will alsoanswer: How many units will beneeded right away? Will the program ever need to be updated? If so, when and how often? What will be the best way to distribute the program to learners? How elsemight we use video elements for other purposes?, etc.
Goal Analysis involves narrowingbroad goals into objectives to bemeasured by performance. For eachgoal, we will write a completestatement describing acceptableperformances in terms of nature,quality and amount. We willcontinue clarifying everything untilwe can answer yes to the followingquestion: "If the learner achieved ordemonstrated each of the desirableperformances, would we be willingto say he or she has achieved thegoal?"
We intend to analyze overall goals for the entire training program, aswell as, specific goals within each section of instruction. By stating specific objectives, we will be ableto define the target and know whenweve hit it.
Audience Analysis entailsinterviewing past, present andfuture learners to gain insights.
We will talk with users and trainees(different levels within the targeted markets) to determine: What must be on tape, in print and/or on thecomputer for the training to beeffective? Under what conditionswould using a new program beoptimal? How do (or will) you know you got it? What worked and what didnt work for you with current training? etc.
Subject Matter Analysis
Subject Matter Analysis involvesconsulting multiple sources todetermine optimal content andoptimal structure of that content.
For example, we will researchcurrent training and have our teamof writers, trainers, designers, and graphic artists meet to review eachsegment of training, and determinehow best to convert everything frominstructor-lead to self-paced—theright combination of video,workbooks, exercises, simulations,etc.
Basic terms and activities involved in the multimedia development process, in chronological order:
- to determine exact scopeand other aspects and needs of the project
- liststechnical and functionalrequirements for the program
Statement of Work
- documentoutlining all the parameters of our working relationship, including:objectives, assumptions, definitions,general description of work, work specifications, constraints, terms,schedule, budget, etc.
- description of howwe will meet your goals, objectivesand specifications
- organized description of what will be re-used and what will be created
- visual depiction of entire program, it maps outconnections among elements