Phases of Instructional Design/Technical Writing

Written by Lisa Spurlin

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Project design phase is followed byrepparttar development phase, in which instructional designers, along with other members ofrepparttar 129434 project team, developrepparttar 129435 content ofrepparttar 129436 course. Instructional designers userepparttar 129437 information gathered and strategies decided inrepparttar 129438 design phase to writerepparttar 129439 course content. Support teams, such as graphic artists and SMEs, helprepparttar 129440 instructional designers duringrepparttar 129441 course development, as and when their help is required.


Inrepparttar 129442 evaluation phase,repparttar 129443 effectiveness ofrepparttar 129444 project output is evaluated. Several mechanisms are used to collectrepparttar 129445 feedback of students who have usedrepparttar 129446 instructional material developed duringrepparttar 129447 project. Some of these mechanisms are exit tests, feedbacks collected byrepparttar 129448 company's marketing staff, and online feedback (in case of CBTs and WBTs). In addition to student feedback, product reviews conducted by various third party organizations help a company evaluaterepparttar 129449 output of its ID project. The feedback received inrepparttar 129450 evaluation phase can be used to identifyrepparttar 129451 flaws inrepparttar 129452 development process and take corrective actions to rectify them.

Another set of activities that belong torepparttar 129453 evaluation phase involvesrepparttar 129454 evaluation of course content duringrepparttar 129455 project design and development phases. These evaluation phase activities include ID and language reviews conducted byrepparttar 129456 reviewers, andrepparttar 129457 technical reviews conducted byrepparttar 129458 SMEs. Additionally, some companies conduct beta reviews of their ID products, inrepparttar 129459 duration betweenrepparttar 129460 completion ofrepparttar 129461 project and its release inrepparttar 129462 market. The feedback received from these reviews helpsrepparttar 129463 development team to improverepparttar 129464 learning effectiveness ofrepparttar 129465 final output.

(C) Copyright 2002. Lisa Spurlin

Writing Made Them Rich #3: Richard Bach

Written by Michael Southon

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He had been completely unaware that his short manuscript, titled 'Jonathon Livingstone Seagull', had become a runaway best-seller.

Unfortunately, this success story had a sad sequel. Like many people who suddenly become wealthy, Richard Bach knew very little about managing money. He entrusted his new-found fortune to a financial advisor who led him astray, torepparttar tune of millions of dollars.

Within a few years he was broke, and Withrepparttar 129431 IRS hounding him for unpaid taxes he was forced to declare himself bankrupt. He signed away all future earnings from 'Jonathon Livingstone Seagull' torepparttar 129432 government, as well asrepparttar 129433 rights to any future books he might write, and beganrepparttar 129434 arduous task of rebuilding his life.

But there was a happy ending: he sacked his financial advisor and wrote a string of new books that were also best-sellers: within a few years he was solvent again and able to buy backrepparttar 129435 rights to all his books.

(c) 2002 by Michael Southon

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