IDL Instructional Design
Velocedge benefits from the experience and lessons learned over the past few years from companies like Ford, General Motors, Goodyear, Texas Instruments, and others while designing interactive distance learning programs. We have developed an IDL Instructional Design Guidelines that capture these lessons and documents the most effective way to design and deliver IDL content. Velocedge provides consulting services and hosts instructional design workshops to train instructional designers and instructors in IDL design and delivery.
Interactive Satellite Broadcast
Velocedge develops courses for delivery through interactive satellite networks. The course development is based on the experience gained through working with the various client relationships and incorporate the best techniques and approaches possible.
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Web Based Training
Velocedge also develops web based training courses to augment and support the satellite broadcasts. These courses are developed based on the Learning Resource iNterchange standard.
Learning Resource iNterchange (LRN) Support
LRN is an international standard for identifying, sharing, updating, and creating on-line content and courseware developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium. Its comprised of over 200 corporate and university members Apple, Cisco, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Sun, DoD, DoL, NIST, Colleges, Universities, etc. Based on XML (eXtensible Markup Language), LRN is a standardized set of structures that can be used to exchange content It interoperates across authoring tools, learning management systems, and run time environments.
Integration with Database
Velocedge has developed applications that accommodates web based training and provides "hooks" into the Arel database so the results of web courses can be captured and stored in the same database as the interactive satellite system uses. Web courses developed internally or purchased from 3rd party suppliers can be integrated with the system to capture the results in a common repository.
Essay Question Support
Integrated with the
database is the ability to define essay questions as part of an Exam or Quiz.
This facility works for those Exams or Quizzes taken over the web, but can be
defined in the Arel system and stored right along with the regular results.
Any course, as well as for general information, may include an eBroadcast Presentation. An eBroadcast Presentation is a web based presentation that allows an instructor to issue slides in real-time to many different participants over the internet. As the instructor changes slides, the page on each participant's browser automatically changes at the same time. Audio is heard over the internet at each participant's site through multi-media computers. Optionally, video can also be sent with the audio but this requires significantly more bandwidth.