Templates as Tools -
Maintenance. Templates, especially when used in conjunction
with models, can make it easier to maintain an ICW course over
its life-cycle. Personnel charged with maintaining the course
can focus more on needed content changes and less on
understanding how the learning interactions, navigation systems,
and presentation displays were created.
Once you have developed a design that works well, it is useful to
capture main elements into a template format for reuse. This will
reduce production time for future courseware and enable consistency
in lesson designs. Designers and developers are encouraged to share
templates with other Coast Guard organizations and development
Note: Authorware Model System if procured prior to publication.
Templates can be in the form of entire lesson shells, demonstration
shells, testing shells, navigation, or logic operations. The following
illustrations are some graphic representations of templates.