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Five Resources for Estimating Development Time. Are you unsure of how to answer the big question: How long does it take to develop one hour of online learning? As you might expect, there is no one answer to this complex question because there are multiple factors to consider. Fortunately, our community has several resources that can help you with an estimate. First, Consider All the Factors But before you jump right to those estimates, analyze your situation, environment and project and consider all the factors. Some of the factors that will influence your time estimate are: Organizational need/deadlineYour design and development modelComplexity of the contentNumber and complexity of interactionsGame-based, branching, linearTypes of mediaTypes of evaluations and assessmentsHardware/devicesDelivery system Also, consider the learning model you will use.

Resources Below are some general resources you can use to do your estimating. 1. Although this article from ASTD is a few years old, it is still relevant. 2. 3. 4. 5. Five Resources for Estimating Development Time. How long should it take? Time to Develop One Hour of Training. Designing training is as much of an art as it is a science. However, that doesn’t mean we should abandon the act of trying to figure out how long it takes to develop an hour of training. Scientific measures and standards can be applied at least as rough guidelines. With some type of standard, it becomes possible to gain a general idea of how much time a training project might take.

While many may argue about using “one hour of training” as a measuring stick because of the difficulty of determining exactly what one hour means, it is a common term and has some traction with managers trying to plan resources. It’s not perfect, but it is a way of making comparisons. Too often when asked about developing training, internal and external clients hear “it depends.” Here are the results from a survey we developed in a rough attempt to align credible numbers for use in estimating work based on delivery method and complexity of interactivity.

Demographics Results Advertisement Reducing the factors. Big Data, Data Mining, Predictive Analytics, Statistics, StatSoft Electronic Textbook. This free ebook has been provided as a public service since 1995. Statistics: Methods and Applications textbook offers training in the understanding and application of statistics and data mining. It covers a wide variety of applications, including laboratory research (biomedical, agricultural, etc.), business statistics, credit scoring, forecasting, social science statistics and survey research, data mining, engineering and quality control applications, and many others. The Textbook begins with an overview of the relevant elementary (pivotal) concepts and continues with a more in depth exploration of specific areas of statistics, organized by "modules", representing classes of analytic techniques. A glossary of statistical terms and a list of references for further study are included.

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