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Conforming to the WBT tool

By michael.samuel ·
What changes in your instructional design or authoring process resulted from employing your organization's chosen Web Based Training Management or Authoring Tool?

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by navygirlkat In reply to Conforming to the WBT too ...

conforming to WBT is the thing to do or you will be un innovated. Pluses to WBT is less the cost of person to person by eliminating classroom, printed materials, and maybe travel expenses. more growth and development by using tools already known and adding to them. Software for these WBT programs are all compatible with your browser and employees can take the course when it is more compatible with their schedule.

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by thomast In reply to Conforming to the WBT too ...

WBT development tools, browser limitations & incompatibilities, and bandwidth limitations all have impacted our instructional design when moving from CD-ROM to web delivery....

Example: Try simulating a mainframe keyboard input screen -- the default text input box supported by the browsers has a white background and you can't change it....

IMHO, as a seasoned designer is that moving to the web is like moving back to DOS 2.11 systems with CGA graphics and 5.25" floppy drives as far as limitations and capabilities.... most of the "stuff" produced are page-turners with multiple-choice questions or some small bit of gratuitious "eye-candy" that looks clever but has little/no instructional value....

As far as process changes, by heavyuse/reuse of templates in Designer's Edge, we had dramatically reduced the amount of "hand-coding" and testing required when delivering on CD-ROM. When moving to WBT, the amount of hand-coding and testing has skyrocketed back up. I used to test ononly about three ver

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by thomast In reply to Conforming to the WBT too ...

ADDITION TO PREVIOUS POST (it was cut off).

I used to test on only 3 versions of the operating system (Win 95, 98 and NT for example) and 3 sample hardware configurations. Now I have to add in 2 different browsers and at least 2 (if not 3) versions of each one....

Also, each new release of Netscape "breaks" something that used to work in earlier versions. So, I must "retest" my entire installed library with each new browser release....

Testing time/effort has gone up dramatically!

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