- Work out the curriculum and course level instructional strategy.
- Identify consistent elements for the entire curriculum - what are the look-and-feel elements and functionality what will remain same for the entire curriculum.
- Identify the disparate elements - what look-and-feel elements and functionality will change for a specific course within the curriculum so that the learner interest is maintained.
- Work out a higher level assessment strategy for the entire curriculum. Decide if pre- and post- assessment will be provided at curriculum level, course level or both.
- Maintain a comprehensive style guide. Keep the document alive.
- Maintain a glossary document that houses the glossary terms and descriptions for all the courses, as they develop. You will be able to easily reference this document for newer courses.
- Make sure the design changes as a result of content variation is aligned to the curriculum look and project scope.
- Keep an eye on the word count to make sure the interactions are not strained at the production stage.
- Be aware of all the interactions available to you - these are the tools with which you will make effective courses.
- Maintain consistency.
- Identify icons, images, elements, resources that can be leveraged across courses.
- Make sure that the look-and-feel is consistent per lesson across courses. For example, if lesson 3.1 refers to a process workflow, make sure that the arrows and the junction elements are consistent for all the courses within the curriculum.
- Plan your audio strategy - one voice for all courses or different voices for different courses?
- Identify the audio elements that will remain consistent for a particular lesson for all the courses within the curriculum.
- Keep the audio generic.
- Record various permutations and combinations for instructional text audio so that later if the voice talent is unavailable, your project remains unaffected.