Media Conversion Analysis and Instructional Design Considerations

Media Conversion Analysis and Instructional Design Considerations

France Belanger (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA) and Dianne H. Jordan (Booz Allen & Hamilton, Inc., USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-63-6.ch004
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Abstract

In chapter two, we discussed the different variables that impact suitability for DL. Chapter three provided the capabilities and limitations of technologies that can be used for distance and distributed learning. The purpose of this chapter is to provide guidance on the major steps involved in a media conversion analysis. They include the initial screening for DL suitability, determining what portion of the course is suitable for conversion, selecting the appropriate media for conversion, determining the number of hours required for development, pricing the cost of development and maintenance, and doing a benefit/cost or return on investment (ROI) analysis. Before beginning the discussion on media conversion analysis, a life-cycle model and approach to DL projects are outlined.

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Dedication
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Chapter 1
Introduction  (pages 1-12)
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Since the dawn of human history when humans began living and working together, training and education have played a critical part in the evolution... Sample PDF
Introduction
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Chapter 2
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Chapter one introduced distance learning definitions and concepts as applied to education and training. An important consideration when choosing... Sample PDF
Learning Variables in Distance Learning
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Chapter 3
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There are many technologies that can be used to support distance education and training. Some are used as supplements to traditional classroom... Sample PDF
Distance Learning Technologies
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Chapter 4
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In chapter two, we discussed the different variables that impact suitability for DL. Chapter three provided the capabilities and limitations of... Sample PDF
Media Conversion Analysis and Instructional Design Considerations
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Chapter 5
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Instructional materials used in a traditional classroom setting can include text (books, handouts, articles), graphs, photos, films, and audio... Sample PDF
Multimedia Content Development
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Chapter 6
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The implementation phase of a DL or technology insertion initiative begins after 1) the results of the feasibility analysis indicate whether, and to... Sample PDF
Distance Learning Implementation and Evaluation
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Chapter 7
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This chapter presents three fictitious case studies of organizations facing decisions to convert one or several courses to distance learning. As you... Sample PDF
Examples of Distance Learning Evaluation and Implementation
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Appendix A: Data Input Forms
Appendix B: Definitions
Appendix C: Infrastructure Survey and Upgrade Requirements
Appendix D: On-Line Resources for Distance Learning
About the Authors