I am an instructional designer, currently I am working with Henry Ford College to help design e-learning courses for the Industrial Technology department.
Henry Ford College has received funding to form a Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC) with other colleges to transform manufacturing education delivery to meet the needs of today’s students and employers. Henry Ford College is changing and revising the delivery of courses that are offered to students.
One of the projects we are working on is creating demonstration videos for the welding lab. The demonstration videos will show safety protocols or welding demonstrations. These videos will be available to students that are not able to attend class and to students that are taking welding courses at other colleges or technical schools. The videos will be uploaded to a YouTube channel for viewing. The classes are usually paid for by an employer, for certification or a requirement for their job. Each class only run for a period of time, so the videos will be set-up to keep the student from falling behind.
In addition to developing the e-learning courses, we are also developing supplemental materials for the students. We use Google docs to collaborate with each other. I share the information that I have complied with the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and corrections are made instantly, instead of printing and making corrections on copies.
In addition to developing demonstration videos, we will also be using a software called Tegrity to capture class lectures. The lecture captures will give students that are not able to attend class the ability to view class lectures at their convenience.
In one of my classes that I took last semester, we were placed in groups where we had to design a 15 minute learning module and do a presentation on the phases and design process we went through from start to finish. We collaborated weekly on Google hangouts to come up with our project plan and to design module. One group member wrote content for the module, one group member created the module in Captivate software and one group member put audio of presentation and slides together in Camtasia and uploaded it to YouTube for viewing.