How We Created a D-I-Y blended Learning course for
Young Person’s Guide
to Project Management

Behind the scenes of
Young Person’s Guide

As a self-proclaimed digital nomad, we're working on the development of the textbook and courseware material: in coffee shops and our home office. Using software apps from TechSmith and Adobe combined with Macs, BeyerDynamic audio, Dropbox document sharing, Wacom tablets, and Logitech (Blue Designs) devices has made all of this possible.

Single-Source Design

 

We designed YPG-PM to share content. To start, identify common elements to produce blended learning content to be used by students: book, presentation, and online video.

Start with the Textbook

 

An outline is created, a draft document is formed and a grammar checked. The draft document text is edited and artwork created. Using the outline as a guide, place the content into the final textbook layout. By using something called “conditional text” in the desktop publishing app, two variations of the YPG-PM book can be created: one for students and the other for instructors.

Creation of the Videos

 

As each chapter is focused on a specific topic (like ‶Measuring Individual Performance″) to learn, create the voiceover script into the outline. Create the presentation slide show and export as a PDF for the instructor to present in class. Record the presentation with a voiceover to create a highlight video for student self-study.

Posting the Videos and Attachments

Finishing the Textbook

 

Courseware textbooks provide the core material for classroom study but there is no reason that you couldn’t learn alone. It just happens that a combination of self-paced study and classroom interaction offers tremendous benefits. By following the above steps with some creative planning can produce a book that can be available in print, PDF, and Kindle (EPUB).

The Blended Learning D-I-Y Design Document

 

The above summary is just the tip of the iceberg. Click below to view the actual document that steps you through all of the gory details how we created the blended courseware:

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