David Ward
David Ward
Management Consultant at Ward Consulting
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"I did not address how to organize and keep track of the multitudes of "pieces" that go into developing an elearning course in this post. ..."
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David Ward replied to the discussion Visual impairment and Engagement
"It sounds like a learning opportunity for your company. People who have lived with disabilities come to realize that things cannot always..."
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David Ward replied to the discussion Adult Learning Principles
"I have never developed such a course but I did create a standardized orientation for my SMEs. The orientation was based on a set of conte..."
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"I often see instructional designers writing long strings of prose to describe visual elements in instructional design (ID) documentation...."
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"Here is an example story (attached). I stripped out all the slides but one without a recording to minimize the file size. The remaining s..."
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"Thanks for the response, Leslie. I don't want to remove the text boxes from the tab order because I do want the screen reader to read the..."
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"Hi Ashley, I am using JAWS and it's reading the text in text boxes. This is the behavior I want. However, after reading the text, JAWS s..."
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David Ward started a new discussion Do you have a model for elearning modalities?
"I'm seeking a model that categorizes elearning into modalities based on the assumptions that: the model covers only formal elearning, ..."
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"Imagine that your organization needed a new functionality added to its call center software. Would you ask a software developer to code t..."
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David Ward started a new discussion When and why revise a curriculum?
"It can take a lot of time, effort, and money to develop a new version of a curriculum. Therefore, I make sure I have objective criteria t..."
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"Great point, Mike. And you mention planning for it. That means it's not only something to consider under development and testing but even..."
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David Ward started a new discussion Creating a Test Plan for Elearning Development
"Benjamin Franklin once said, “if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” In spite of this wisdom, few elearning development projects..."
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"You can't really apply ADDIE and Agile together in the same project effectively. They have to many contradictions of each other in the wa..."
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"Scrum is not really a model itself (nor is it an acronym). It's a type of meeting used in the Agile process. It's named after a scrum in ..."
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"#6. What outcomes is your business seeking?"
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David Ward started a new discussion Quality assurance in courseware development
"How do you implement quality assurance (QA) when developing educational courseware? Some people think of QA as having a few testers revie..."
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"Here are some pros & cons of using ADDIE for project management... http://wardconsulting.com/project-management/the-best-approach-for-..."
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"I recommend bookmarking Section508.gov as a reference. It's a federal site with the official specifications for Section 508 compliance."
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David Ward replied to the discussion Visual impairment and Engagement
"When an elearning element has a highly interactive design -- particularly if it involves extensive use of a pointing device -- it's often..."
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David Ward started a new discussion Managing Elearning Development Projects
"What project management approach do you use for elearning development and why? Do you think it's a lot different than managing software d..."
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David Ward replied to the discussion TIN CAN API with Wordpress CMS
""Tin Can" is an obsolete term. It was the name of the development project. Now that it's released, it is called "Experience API" (xAPI). ..."
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""Tin Can API" is obsolete terminology. It's now called "Experience API" (xAPI)."
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"I teach an E-Learning Instructional Design Practicum at a local university. I created a glossary for the course. It is attached here. If ..."
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David Ward replied to the discussion Importance of Instructional Design?
"Wasn't it Benjamin Franklin who said “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”? This adage applies to instructional design. I devel..."
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David Ward started a new discussion QA starts at the documentation
"Here's a QA approach I present in an E-Learning Instructional Design Practicum I teach that focuses on documentation: Validating Curricu..."