Following are a list of points to be finalised in these meetings.
During the preparing phase of the course development, the team (an instructional designer and subject matter expert) creates a draft course design plan (i.e., draft preliminary lesson plan). This is similar to the design phase of the ADDIE.
What is in this draft Course Design Plan (DPD) :
In this plan, the following are specified:
The design plan (i.e., preliminary lesson plan) is presented to a technical panel for review and comment – typically, in a project team meeting.
A TS4 Training Ltd. instructional designer participates in the review to help ensure the integrity of the course design plan.
Subsequent to the review, the course developer incorporates changes that are incorporated into a final design plan (i.e., lesson plan).
A TS4 Training Ltd. team approves the final design plan document (DPD). The approved design plan (i.e., set of lesson plans) serves as a blueprint during the Development Phase of the project.
For self-paced web-based courses, the TS4 Training team creates a prototype course design during the Design Phase.
The purpose of the prototype is to demonstrate how the course development team intends to implement the design (e.g., writing style, visual treatment, and level of interactivity) and more importantly the way the client specific branding guidelines are to be incorporated.
A technical panel and TS4 Training Ltd. instructional design staff review the prototype and provide feedback.
The final Design prototype is approved and is used as a baseline for all development process moving forward.