Abstract

This report details the development of a training program intended to teach instructional designers (IDs) and subject matter experts (SMEs) how to develop online courses. The training was developed for Utah Valley University's Aviation Science department in order to help meet a course production deadline. The development process follows the Diamond model and a variation on that model was used in producing the training course. Once the training had been developed and implemented, qualitative data was gathered from both IDs and SMEs to help evaluate the training. Additionally the development time and cost for each course was analyzed. The training was shown to have improved production time and in turn, reduce the cost of each course. However, the feedback from the SMEs and IDs indicated that while the training was informative, the use of animated video and narration was less helpful. The biggest improvement was seen to have come from the IDs own improved understanding and confidence in developing their courses.

Degree

MS

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Instructional Psychology and Technology

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

2012-03-12

Document Type

Selected Project

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd5090

Keywords

subject matter expert, course development, online education

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