We help design and launch your online course or technology-rich learning project through a powerful blend of instructional design and multimedia expertise.
We offer following services to meet your needs:
NEW! DCDC INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT
We’re now offering 1-on-1 Instructor Support for DCDC developed courses, included with all new courses. If you need assistance in WordPress, Laulima or editing course content, our Support Team can answer your questions. We can also help you modify your support and maintenance plan to better fit your needs. Visit our DCDC Instructor Support page to learn more.
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN & CONSULTING
Instructional design is at the heart of what we do. Simply put, we listen to what you want to teach others to do, and work with you to map out an instructional path to achieve your goals effectively. With or without existing course materials, we will help you teach effectively through best practices in instructional design. Learn more about instructional design as a part of our process.
CONSULTING FOR UH PROJECTS
We can provide consultation on almost any area of academic technology integration; including distance, face-to-face, and hybrid (incorporating online and face-to-face components) deliveries. For UH clients, we can also assist in the financial planning of distance programs. Most distance programs can recoup their investment in design and consulting services, and frequently provide net gains on future offerings. Because we’re experts with Laulima, we can make sure your courses look great inside OR outside the UH course management system.
COURSE DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION
Our instructional designers provide advice on designing and delivering online, face-to-face, or hybrid learning, but our services do not stop there. We can also develop and build the course for you. From your stated goals, we perform analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation in a course management system or website.
RICH MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
Our multimedia specialists can custom-produce:
- Audio – recording and editing, including podcasting
- Video – recording, editing and web optimization
- Web-friendly animation and simulations
- Educational games
- Presentations and narration (PowerPoint, Keynote, Captivate)
- Web-based assessments (quizzes, tests)
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME) CONSULTING
DCDC instructional designers and multimedia specialists work with a client-designated subject matter expert for each course. Through this relationship, content for each course is collaboratively collected, developed and refined. Given your expertise and content, we provide the design strategies to effectively leverage technology for distance delivery.
For SME’s and academic instructors, we offer consulting on:
- Planning an online course
- Online learning activities
- Online assessment techniques
- Use of online tools (blogs, forums, etc.)
- Best practices for successful course delivery
- Web conferencing best practices
TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION TRAINING AND MENTORING
We can also provide hands-on training with specific tools or technologies. We can develop customized training for your needs whether be it on an individual basis or for groups. Follow that up with individual mentoring with our DCDC staff for implementation in your project.
BB COLLABORATE LICENSING FOR UH
Make online courses more interactive with synchronous classes in an online virtual classroom. BB Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) is a powerful web conferencing tool that allows you to hold classes, meetings and webinars online. Through our relationship with BlackBoard Inc., we can offer a unique package to UH entities that includes local training and tech support. UH campuses with BB Collaborate access through DCDC include UH-Mānoa, UH-West Oahu, Kapiolani Community College, and Honolulu Community College. We offer both the software and training to use it effectively. Find out more at our BB Collaborate page.
While evaluation is an important part of our development process, additional on-going evaluation can be provided based on your goals and needs.