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Access to all 10-days of content during the Learning Solutions Digital Experience, May 3 – 14.
- Thought Leadership Days
- Solutions Showcase
- Digital DemoFest
- Conference Sessions
- After Hours Activities
May 3 – 14, 2021 • Virtual
LS-DX on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience.
Learning content teams often lack a solid rationale for forecasting development effort for varying complexity. There may be pressure to lower estimates over fear of sticker shock, leading to a danger of wishful thinking and modifying estimates and then having cost often equalling the original estimate: leading to overrun. Stakeholders may be concerned that estimates are not anchored in reality: just truisms and internal lore. What is needed is a cost model that can be trusted by stakeholders and that will minimize risk by increasing accuracy of forecast, based on real-world data.
In this session you will learn how to develop effort estimates for online learning of varying degrees of interactivity. You will about the Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) framework, what contributes to higher interactivity in online learning, and how varying levels of interactivity affect total team development effort. Industry benchmarks will be presented which will give you a data-based anchor to develop and defend effort and schedule estimates. You will further learn about estimating student seat time and total run time to get an initial rough estimate. You will learn how to refine initial estimates by looking at a more granular breakdown of development effort components to determine what is relevant, what is out of scope, and what the sensitivity of the project is to changes in tools, media requirements or staffing.
In this session, you will learn:
Page turner CBT (IMI 1), emulated equipment with guided tasks (IMI 2), simulated free-play environment (IMI 3)