We are passionate about working together to enhance the capacity of those who serve our state’s children, families, vulnerable adults, and communities.
Because the Center’s teams – Instructional Design and Production and Trainers – are involved from the beginning of a project, we all understand the bigger picture of the project as well as the development details they specialize in.
During the instructional design process, we consider all possibilities:
• In-person and online modules
• Workshops, large-scale meetings, and training series
• Synchronous and asynchronous learning
• Media: expert interviews, video case scenarios, review modules
• Other materials: websites, brochures, handouts, job aids
Rather than ask the project's stakeholder group, “What should they learn about policy?”, we ask, “How can they apply policy to achieve best practice?” “What does good performance look like?”
To support the trainers who facilitate the project, Curriculum Development includes the creation of:
• Competencies and objectives that accurately reflect the goals of the project
• A training structure that enables participants to integrate new information with their previous knowledge and experience
• Effective activities that encourage participants to apply knowledge and practice skills
• Facilitator manuals, handouts, and other written materials
• Analysis of delivery, feedback, and evaluation and subsequent appropriate revisions
It doesn’t matter how dazzling an online module or video is – if it doesn’t change the learner’s practice for the better, then it’s not worth the learner’s time, or the client’s money.
Our work in Instructional Design and Production is to create beautiful, memorable training that is set in the learner’s context. Contextual learning is performance-based learning: once you’ve experienced a situation virtually, you have much more confidence and retention of the skill to deploy in real life.
Our work includes:
• multimedia development
• online training development and delivery
• web development
• information technology
• data display
• graphic design
We can even help you make a PowerPoint deck more effective. We’ll match your project with the right media for its most effective delivery.
Our primary audiences are professionals in social work. We value the work they do as they serve vulnerable populations in South Carolina—the elderly, people with disabilities, families who struggle with poverty and violence, and especially children, who deserve to grow up in places where their creativity can flourish.
During the development process, we begin with the premise that learning happens through human communication and
experiences. We create media to prompt critical and reflective thinking about attitudes and practices. Below are
samples of our award-winning multimedia projects.
Click below to see samples of our multimedia projects: