Instructional Design, Technologies & Products
Today’s technology enables people to learn and advance in their careers in unprecedented ways. At ARA, our instructional systems designers develop client-specific training products and academic curricula to meet the needs of any student, anywhere, at any time!
By using and systematically combining scalable delivery methods, we create blended learning options targeted to clients’ needs.
- Computer-Based Training (CBT)
- Web-Based Training (WBT)
- Instructor-Led Training
- Immersive Learning (Level 4)
- Physics-Based Simulations
- Automated Exercise Simulations
- Instructional & Informational Vignettes
- Technical Publications
- Mobile Apps
- Job Aids (paper or electronic format)
- Large Format Printing
- Conference Displays
Continuous internal evaluations throughout the development process, along with frequent external quality reviews by appointed client subject matter experts (SMEs), ensure continuous improvement of both our processes and end products. Our process evaluations also review the state of the art in design and development related to e-learning and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) updates.
Our production capabilities include an on-site graphics suite fully equipped with the latest versions of state-of-the-art software. ARA videographers and photographers use professional, high-resolution digital cameras with complete lighting and sound packages, background and “green screen” capability. The team employs in-house, state-of-the-industry, non-linear editing capabilities along with digital video editing systems that include both 2D and 3D effects capabilities. This gives us the ability to take the training products we produce to an increased level of quality and interaction.
ARA programmers have extensive experience working with our clients’ Learning Management System (LMS) Support and SMEs to coordinate the packaging and staging of training products, along with the in-house ability to produce and deliver professionally packaged stand-alone and paper-based versions that include all final source files used during development and programming.
We also have a custom publishing capability that allows us to automate production of multiple delivery formats, including SCORM LMS Package Interchange Format (PIF), standalone CD-ROM, and web-based, using our proprietary LMS emulation package.
ARA’s instructional designers apply the industry standard instructional systems design (ISD) process based on the ADDIE model, which stands for Analyze, Design, Develop, Implement, and Evaluate, coupled with our Rapid Agile Development System (RADS) Training Development Process, to develop and maintain each training solution created for our clients. This combination of ADDIE and RADS is vital as the majority of the target audiences for these products will need to apply the knowledge and skills gained from these training venues into seamless performance.