Who are the members of your course development team?
Your elearning team can consist of the following members:
Content Writer – He/She is an expert in the course topic and thus often tapped to write the content. He/She consults closely with the Peer Reviewer to help ensure that the content is clear, updated, and technically accurate. He/She also works closely with the Instructional Designer to make sure that learning is achieved and that learners are not overwhelmed with the content. More importantly, the Content Writer and the instructional designer create activities to make sure that learning takes place and that the course objectives are achieved.
Peer Reviewer – He/She is also an expert in the course topic. He/She reviews the draft content and works closely with the Content Writer to improve the technical accuracy of the course content.
Language Editor – He/She reviews the draft content in terms of sentence structure, grammar, use of acronyms, etc. and makes sure that it complies with the ADB writing style.
Graphic Artist and Voice Talent - The engagement of these two resources are optional, depending on the requirements of the course. Their role is to help produce multimedia support to content including interactive exercises, animations, graphics, voice overs, etc.
Instructional Designer – The Instructional Designer works closely with the Content Writer in “chunking” or breaking down the content into "bite-sized" length for easier understanding, and designing activities to make sure that learning takes place. He/She analyzes the learners’ profile (time, IT proficiency, level of technical expertise), checks available technology and resources, identifies the best methods and formats to use to meet learning needs, and chooses the right media mix – text, graphics, animations, photos, audio, videos.
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