#4 Plan, evaluate, and revise ICT systems.
Where did you create this artifact?
The ‘Discussion’ artifact was created during course ICT 701 Information and Communication Technologies in Organizations. As part of our requirement to identify the Big Idea in the assigned chapter reading I choose this topic.
The CBT and Website artifact was created during course ICT 702 Seminar in Information and Communication Technologies. The instructor encouraged us to have fun with this assignment so I choose to plan, evaluate and revise a ICT system to showcase a non ICT subject that I also happen to enjoy learning about.
What I Learned, How did you learn this?
I learned that the overall industry failure rates of ICT Implementations were that “50 Percent of projects either fail or are canceled completely, while in 40 percent of all cases implementation is late or over budget”. ICT project success is very hard to obtain and requires careful and detailed analysis of the entire ICT process to minimize the risk of failure.
In creating the ADDIE model artifacts in in our chapter readings I also learned in the images, video and animation chapters that incredible graphic art work can win out over excellent technology; animation is the act of making something come alive; and carefully executed video clips can make a dramatic difference in a multimedia presentation. The common thread in these three ideas are that the effective use of creativity and craftsmanship when designing a multimedia presentation is what really separates the novice designer from a true professional.
Why this is important:
When ICT projects fail jobs and revenue can be lost while professional careers and business relationships are ruined. To reduce fifty percent failure rates implementers will need to place more emphasis on the entire ICT process.
In the areas of multimedia project design and development a skilled graphic artist who can craft esthetically pleasing artistic morphing images to use in or with 3-D animated scenes while incorporating high definition video using a Mac or a PC I suspect would be a well sought after and valued employee to any multimedia organization.
How can you apply?
To ensure the success of my projects I will plan to focus more on the early stages of the project, such as requirements gathering, design, testing and proof of concept. I will establish an open and timely communication process for all team members and establish milestone checkpoints to identify problems early on and eliminate the failure of the projects final implementation. I can use ICT project collaboration tools such as SharePoint to build team cohesion by providing team members with up to date accurate information in a timely manner.
If I possessed the skills of a experience graphic artist I would look to design and deliver stunning business marketing presentation using the latest and greatest technology tool set such as Adobe Flash to deliver streaming content to b2b or b2c customers. I would also imagine that this skill set would be very useful in the video gaming industry. The really good video games have great graphics and can seamlessly utilize technologies like 256 bit graphics and HDTV.
What challenges & obstacles did you overcome?
The Challenge in creating the CBT Model was learning how to work with animation, video, and sound. I had not had much experience in this area but I enjoyed learning new technologies so to overcome my experience in this area I had to learn by trial and error and by committing a significant amount of time on the project I was eventually able to produce a final results that I were pleased with.
· DISCUSSION: 50 Percent of projects either fail or are canceled completely, while in 40 percent of all cases implementation is late or over budget (McDonagh, 2001).
· ADDIE MODEL CBT PROJECT: How To Cook A Tasty Low Calorie Meal
· ADDIE MODEL WEBSITE PROJECT: