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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

E-Learning module development (2 consultants needed)

Consultant #1                          : One Consultant for E-Learning Module Development


Consultant #2                         : One Consultant for e-learning graphic designer

Duration of Contract               : approximately 50 days
Languages Required               : Indonesian

1.     Background
The Commission of Information (KI) has created an online case management system called SIMSI which is used to process complaints on public information disputes filed by citizen. It allows KI to manage and record the cases within all KI branches, both central and 32 local KI offices. It also has a feature to store all KI decisions on public information disputes which made available for public. SIMSI has to be operated by KI commissioners, expert staffs, and their registrars. Developed in 2015, SIMSI is an application that has been developed under SIAP 1.

To better understand how to use SIMSI and its business process, KIP needs an approach to train their staff both in the central and local offices in a more effective and efficient way. Therefore, KIP wants to develop an e-learning module that can help them to disseminate SIMSI to the various local KI offices and to train its staff on how to use SIMSI.

In this regards, SIAP 1 seeks to recruit 2 individual consultants to help KIP in developing the SIMSI e-learning application. The Consultants have to work as a team and closely communicate with KIP and SIAP 1.

2.     Objectives
Develop the SIMSI e-learning program and teach KIP staff on how to use the system.

3.     Specification of the e-Learning
3.1        Combining 2D Animation and Video for the Content Development
The majority of the course topics will be delivered in 2D animation combined with captivate video to explain about SIMSI and the workflow of the system through different scenarios of using SIMSI. The animation character for the courses will be developed exclusively made for the KIP.
3.2     Using Different Methods of Content Delivery
Consultants are required to work closely with SIAP 1, KIP and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)[1] that are appointed by the KIP to develop and convert the course topic material into one E-Learning Module.
3.3     Bandwidth-Friendly Content
Consultants must split the module into separate files so that the end user can download the files more easily from the internet, especially in regions with limited bandwidth.
3.4     Online and Offline Learning
The content must be developed in Flash to allow users to learn both online (through browser with flash player plugin that can be downloaded freely) and offline (through CD). 
3.5     Structure of the module
The structure of the modules within the e-Learning course will be a multi-linear approach whereby people can access the information non-sequentially according to their interest or need and according to their role or level. Consultants should use case scenarios that are often found in the field refer to recommendations from KIP.
3.6     Micro Learning
Consultants must use the strategy of micro learning, where modules are split into micro modules with maximum duration of 8 minutes. If a module should take more than 8 minutes, there will be an engagement activity (game or assessment) after every 8 minutes.
3.7     SCORM Compliance
The courses will use standard packaging as follows, if and when necessary:
      AICC[2]
      SCORM 1.2
      SCORM 2004 (3rd Edition)
      SCORM 2004 (4th Edition)
3.8     User Database System
Consultants must develop a course reporting system to measure the user’s understanding on the materials through a designed test forms. It uses a simple database system that will coexist with the ecosystem of the e-Learning content.  The process of capturing the data will be as follows:
1.  Learner will be required to input their name and other necessary data which will be transferred and captured into the database.
2.  At the end of the course, the course data that include score, completion data and other requested data will be sent out and captured into the database.
The information captured by the database will depend on the user requirement. To use the data, administrator can download the course data in CSV format that can be opened with Microsoft Excel. It can be accessed both online and offline depending on the setting. Database can be stored in local or cloud server depending on the requirement. 

4.     Scope of Work:
4.1     Consultant #1 for e-learning module developer
A.       COLLECT: Learning Needs Analysis and Sessions Plan Preparation
In this phase, consultant will analyze the learning needs of KIP, courseware length in hours, relevant curriculum and its details. Consultants will identify online learning structure and create the curriculum together with SIAP 1 and KIP. The output of the course curriculum is a Sessions Plan form. This phase will include:
        Discussion with SME
        Required learning gain analysis
        Developed training need analysis
        Constructed E-Learning module structure
        Blended learning need assessment and process recommendation, if needed
        Produce project timeline
        Team member formation
        Develop learning approach for each module.

B.       DESIGN: Storyboard Development
The development of storyboard will focus on two elements: instructional goals and the users of E-Learning courseware. The instructional goals is a statement that describe what learners should be able to do after experiencing a distinct unit of instruction. Consultants will work closely with the SME to develop the instructional goals. Aside of the course goals, Consultants will assess the learners’ needs and the basic or additional knowledge required. After gathering all information and develop the instructional goals, Consultants create the learning activities according to the data and goals. Consultants will also make the courseware assessment as approved by KIP. These goals, data and requirements will be translated by the instructional designers into a textual and visual storyboard. The important activities during this phase including:
      Prepare proposed structure of the course presentation
      Develop Design Document; a guide in designing the course
      Identify and develop materials presentation pattern for each module
      Plan intended trainee participation according to the learner’s profile
      Construct assessment strategy for the entirety of the course and each module
      Prepare Storyboard for each module

C.         DEVELOP: Courseware Development
In this phase, consultant will assist the Graphic Designer and Animator consultant to translate the learning needs and instructional goals into instructional strategies, that will include animation, sound, and video.

D.        DELIVER: Implementation
At this stage, Consultant will work with the consultant for e-learning graphic designer to implement the outlined planning and development into live 2D animation courseware. Consultants must conduct User Acceptance Test (UAT)[3] to a limited numbers of users before deploying the courseware into KIP system. The activities in this phase including:
      Courseware packaging: combining every sub module into one module
      Conduct UAT in real user delivery environments that include setting and uploading the courseware on to the server, and other delivery method testing.
      Develop an user database systems to manage and evaluate the post-test for each module.
      Final revision before the launching
      Final approval to deploy the courseware into the server

E.        Training for Content Usage
After completion of the e-learning systems, consultants conduct training for the module and admin feature. The focus in content training is to teach KIP staff on how to use the content in the module and the administration of post-test. The agenda of the training will include:
·         Database System Features
·         Activities Administration
·         Module Features

4.2     Consultant #2 for e-learning graphic designer
The consultant for e-learning graphic designer will work under direct supervision from the consultant for e-learning module developer.  Scope of work of the consultant for e-learning graphic designer are:

A.       DESIGN: Storyboard Development
Together with the consultant for e-learning module developer, the consultant for e-learning graphic designer develop the storyboard which will focus on two elements: instructional goals and the users of E-Learning courseware. Consultants create the learning activities according to the data and goals. Consultants will also make the courseware assessment as approved by KIP. These goals, data and requirements will be translated by the instructional designers into a textual and visual storyboard. The important activities during this phase including:
      Prepare proposed structure of the course presentation
      Develop Design Document; a guide in designing the course
      Identify and develop materials presentation pattern for each module
      Plan intended trainee participation according to the learner’s profile
      Construct assessment strategy for the entirety of the course and each module
      Prepare Storyboard for each module

B.        DEVELOP: Courseware Development
In this phase, Graphic Designer and Animator consultant will translate the learning needs and instructional goals into instructional strategies, that will include animation, sound, and video under direct supervision of the consultant for e-learning module developer. The activities in this phase including:
      Development of multimedia
      Audio recording
      Alpha testing – interactive module without the audio
      Beta testing – interactive module inclusive of audio

C.        DELIVER: Implementation
At this stage, Consultant will work with the consultant for e-learning module developer to implement the outlined planning and development into live 2D animation courseware. Consultants must conduct User Acceptance Test (UAT)[4] to a limited numbers of users before deploying the courseware into KIP system. The activities in this phase including:
      Courseware packaging: combining every sub module into one module
      Conduct UAT in real user delivery environments that include setting and uploading the courseware on to the server, and other delivery method testing.
      Final revision before the launching
      Final approval to deploy the courseware into the server

If qualified and interested in these consultancy opportunities, please email your CV, proposed daily rate and contact details to recruitment@msi-siap.com and nrios@msi-siap.com no later than Tuesday, 15 March 2016.  Please indicate “KIP  E-Learning Module Development” or “KIP  E-Learning Graphic Designer”  in the subject line.

Management systems international, inc
StrengtHening Integrity and accountability program 1 (SIAP 1)



[1] A person that has an authority or special knowledge or skills in a particular area or topic.
[2] Aviation Industry Computer-Based Training Committee, an international non-profit association of technology-based professionals which develope guidelines for aviation industry, and now gradually expand its scope to training technologies so that learning technology vendors can spread their costs across multiple markets and thus provide products (needed by the Aviation Industry) at a lower cost.
[3] User acceptance testing, a process of verifying that a system meets mutually agreed-upon requirements
[4] User acceptance testing, a process of verifying that a system meets mutually agreed-upon requirements

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