Interactive Courseware (ICW), for the purpose of this document,
is defined as computer controlled courseware that relies on
trainee input to determine the pace, sequence, and content of
training delivery using more than one type medium to convey
the content of instruction.
The Instructional Systems Development (ISD) process provides
you with a framework for developing and delivering Coast
Guard training. The ISD process ensures that training
requirements are established and translated into appropriate
instructional objectives. ISD can also help you determine the
best method to translate objectives into deliverable training.
This process includes selecting suitable delivery medium,
media, and instructional technique. Time spent in properly
matching training needs to media capabilities will ensure today's
selected state-of-the-art technologies do not become tomorrow's
dust collectors. This style guide does not provide you with
detailed guidance related to ISD. However, it does incorporate
ISD principals. COMDTNST 1550.9 (series) contains additional
information related to the ISD model.
Appendix A is a self-use checklist to be used when acquiring or
developing ICW products. The checklist is divided into two
sections: Section 1 enables the development/acquisition team to
determine if existing off the shelf (OTS) courseware meets
project instructional goals IAW COMDTINST 1554.1 (series).
Section 2 is an exhaustive checklist of suggested ICW
characteristics to be used when evaluating or developing ICW