Our Development Process
Prepare & Research
The Preparation and Research phase is a deep dive planning session to determine the appropriate approach. Full Tilt Ahead understands curricular requirements from both a logistical and practical standpoint. Other components of this phase address how to build support through Faculty and Student feedback groups; how to integrate data across multiple systems or platforms; determine interaction tools; and evaluate and understand technology requirements and how to support the technology infrastructure, faculty and students.
Design & Develop
The Design and Develop Phase is where a significant number of assets will be developed. This phase includes the construction of course environments and tool templates, which provide a framework for the necessary course elements. Templated course environments can include both asynchronous and synchronous components. This stage also involves assisting faculty with the development of content specific materials such as lectures, resources, activities and assessments.
Train & Test
FTA uses a rolling, agile development process that shows progress in regular intervals because testing and correction is done incrementally. This allows for quick corrections and improved prioritization. FTA believes in crowd sourcing within an organization for review of materials, infrastructure capability verification, identifying and solving accessibility challenges, and identifying and improving poor user experience issues that result with volume. FTA also develops training materials to be disseminated to key audiences to foster ownership and buy in.
Launch & Maintain
The primary focus immediately following the launch is an initial high support period. Once adoption is sufficiently managed, regular appraisal intervals address intended or unexpected change. Along with the change to course materials, technology updates will necessitate regular software updates to platforms and an evaluation of how those updates will impact other technology components that are in use.