The SME provided the content, format, and structure for this project. I developed the script from the content provided by the SME and other resources found at various websites. I like developing a script/word-based storyboard for most of my projects.
The SME provided the framework content, the target audience, and the learning objectives. Together we developed the modality, which was an eLearning course and several Zoom sessions, and how we would measure knowledge and skills gained through the training.
The eLearning Project Plan is developed before the Kickoff meeting. The project plan is created after the initial meeting with the client to determine the scope of the project. The project plan is reviewed by the team, and once approved, is used to develop the agenda for the Kickoff.
The timeline was created and reviewed prior to the Kickoff meeting. For this project, we allowed ample time during the prototyping to develop the course. Once that was completed almost every day was devoted to moving the project to the launch date.
I created this project for the Youth Literacy Program at Literacy Together, a nonprofit literacy council located in Asheville, NC.
Many of the new volunteers have difficulty understanding the various components of the Youth Literacy Lesson PLan Framework. This framework is based on the Wilson Reading System, used primarily by the program to teach reading to young people.
Develop a training module with the program director that explains each of the steps in the framework.
The Instructional Design Process
I met with the Youth Literacy Director, who served as the SME for the project. I developed the script by using documentation from the Wilson Reading Program and the SME. The Director recorded the script. I used Audacity to edit each of the sound clips. I used the outline to develop the course structure and designed the look and feel of the course.
This is a perfect example of a course designed for a not-for-profit organization with limited resources and a short project timetable. While it would have been pleasing to have a professional voiceover actor record the audio, it was perfectly acceptable for the program director to provide the narration. It was pleasant to have her voice in this project.