Hello. I'm hoping someone out there can help me out with this.
I am doing some research into basic self-directed online training programs. This type of distance learning module could be designed to teach the basics to new recruits and to provide experienced team members with a chance to brush up their knowledge base from time to time. This type of distance learning module could be designed to teach the basics to new recruits and to provide experienced team members with a chance to brush up their knowledge base from time to time. We would like software that allows online testing and will grade the testing as well.
this is a big question to answer in this response, will try to cover the areas:
1) e-learning: will have different components:
.1) authorware: that creates the course contet
.2) LMS (Learner Management System) that manages the delivery of the course
2) another important factor that needs to be taken into account here are the Standards that are being followed by the above components: there are standards from AICC, SCORM, etc.
Figuring out a solution that works in the current as well as the future scenario is a big headache since there is as yet no single industry wide standard, even though attempts (and progress)are being made towards this thru' SCORM
I am giving two links below where you can get more information on this:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by hawkman: We would like software that allows online testing and will grade the testing as well. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Which "testing" are you looking for?
a) the process of evaluating whether a student has learned the material in a course. Usually the tests are on paper - multiple choice, true/false and essays.
b) the process of evaluating whether a system has learned to act like it is supossed to according to the requirements and design. Usually the tests are performed by banging on the keyboard and swearing.
I work for a company that designs custom courseware for elearning. We develop the courses with Macromedia Authorware, with flash activities etc., and are web-based (delivered over the internet). The learners progress etc, is tracked by an LMS (Learn Management System) made by IBM. The lessons are first designed by Instructional Designers using a storyboard format. They are then developed by programmers and graphic artists. When complete, the lessons are tested on course specific machines(client specific) in our Quality Assurance department. They are then posted on the LMS for the client to view and make required changes. I hope this is helpful.