Your objectives are approved and you’ve inserted them in your lesson. Awesome! You continue developing your content, building your interactions, and eventually … your course is finished! Testing begins and you’re feeling pretty good about things. Then you notice that your email box is filling up with comments from testers and a feeling of dread starts to set in. What has gone wrong?
Same story as above only this time your course is finished. It passed all of the internal evaluations and students have begun taking the course. The phone is ringing off the hook, your team is being blasted with emails, and your boss is becoming visibly upset. What’s going on?
In both situations people are complaining they can’t complete the interactions because the exercises deal with content that wasn’t addressed in the lessons. How can this have happened? Your objectives were approved and the content should’ve addressed the objectives. Your exercises were designed to measure the objectives. Why is this happening?
Sound familiar? If not, consider yourself lucky. So what is the source? Typically it’s one or more of the following issues:
So what’s the real message you should take away from this blog? Pay attention. Pay attention to your objectives all the way through a project. Pay attention to testers and students who voice complaints and concerns. Pay attention to the details. Not only will it make your life easier, it will help you ensure students are actually learning what you need them to learn from your course.