Project Development Stages????
Sorry if this has been discussed previously but I've searched the forums and havent found anything which really answers my questions. I want to know what stages people go through when designing a course when having to use external writers?
The process I go through seems really tedious and takes much longer than I think it should. Basically I get some foundational content from a writer. This is often in the form of a "resource book" with no training aspects, no structure other than headings and way too much content and no assessment. If I'm lucky it might have an assessment book i.e. word doc essay question style. I then read through and come out with a concept of how the course might flow and then discuss with the writer. This can go back and forward numerous times before the concept is fully mapped out. I then go through the designing stage, production of elements i.e. voice overs, video development, flash files ect. During this I might have to go back to the writer for additional info but that is due to my lack of experience in knowing what I need fully.
I wondered if you guys had any particular way to structure the development of content. I thought about a form they fill in with course objectives, assessment critera ect at the start but I don't know enough about how this is done. I realise I can storyboard but I tend to do most of that once I have a concept and content to work with.
Any ideas would be really helpful.