MartinFederal understands the importance of bringing technology and engaging professionals to the training room, tablet, or battlefield. Improving skills, knowledge and increasing success of the mission, is paramount.
Through full, life cycle training and development, MartinFederal’s training solutions to the DoD and Federal Civil Agencies has been an integral part of our growth strategy. Today, through the use of effective tools and technology, we provide platform training, on the job training, and space training to enhance the probability of success.
MartinFederal program development is used to expand or incorporate a new action-oriented agenda to promote and/or address a specific gap in the organization’s culture. Program development streamlines policies, procedures, and often job duties through best practices that unify resources in the most efficient and cost- effective manner. The process involves implementing a tactical plan to place the appropriate persons in the correct roles to increase shareholder investments and organizational brand visibility within an industry. Typically, a program is developed through strategic identification of a specific organizational goal that includes: forecasts, market trends, employee concerns, political climate, sustainability, budget line items, and competitive advantage. Industry leaders rely heavily on the development and promotion of new programs.
Interactive Multimedia Instructional Systems Designers (ISDs) create Section 508-compliant, interactive learning solutions and simulations that support performance outcomes. Using and applying the ADDIE ISD Model, we work closely with subject matter experts (SMEs) to gather and analyze requirements, needs, and expectations to effectively deliver learning content. Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) employs multiple platforms, including online, mobile, and blended learning environments. When creating interactive software and exercises using an Agile project management (APM) approach, we utilize various authoring tools to develop engaging software and instruments that make learning fun, interactive, and comprehensive. IMI is responsible for the quality assurance of our interactive software and exercises during the execution of all phases of production, including authoring storyboards for each course module. IMI both ensures the learning objectives are defined and met as well as contributes to the testing and evaluation of the end product.
Course Development is an evolving process of continuous improvement in a learning environment. The client’s preferred instructional design model is the focal point that provides the synergistic foundation for the developer. There are basic fundamentals that apply to all instructional design models whether the preference is the ADDIE model, Backward Design, or Dick and Carey. Course development is a cyclical process that includes: (a) refining scope, (b) establishing learning objectives, (c) identifying the required knowledge, skills, and abilities of the target audience, (d) incorporating different learning styles, (e) determining course delivery conditions, (f) recognizing technology access, (g) establishing timelines, (h) sequencing learning steps, and (i) evaluating course development and implementation for validity, reliability, and fidelity.
System Training Plans are designed to meet a specific need for an organization. The key areas of focus are: (a) end-user, (b) point(s) of contact, (c) beta-testing, and (d) support during and after implementation. A clear understanding of how each participant will use the system enables the designer to create appropriate training material. Establishing contact personnel early in the process improves the timeliness of contracted deliverables. Quality training requires a window of testing by subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure the objectives are met and the system is meeting all functional requirements before access is granted to the target audience in a simulated or live performance environment.
As an integral part of our training and support efforts, we develop tutorials and offer ongoing one-on-one support. Our main purpose is to provide instructors and students with the tools and technical support they need to successfully interact with utilized platforms such as Blackboard and SharePoint, including grading actions, implementing rubrics, analyzing smart views, posting in discussion groups, awarding certificates, and utilizing adaptive releases.
For Learning Management Systems, we work with our clients to design and deploy online courses that meet the established requirements and standards to include best practices in exemplary course design. We consistently work with Quality Assurance in the implementation of all instructor certification courses to ensure our instructors and courses are of the highest caliber.
Quality Assurance (QA) provides oversight of doctrine, training, and education. Our program offers support to decision makers through the collection, analysis, and distribution of information by monitoring and evaluating throughout course development and implementation ensuring all established quality standards are met. We assess performance deficiencies and successful initiatives by compiling and examining trend data using a systematic approach. QA not only provides oversight of standards and guidelines, but we also conduct internal and external evaluations, including self-assessments, to maintain accreditation. QA is not designed as an inspection program; rather, it is a process whereby formative measures are implemented to ensure a quality product is the end state.
Functional Development serves as the gatekeeper to the variety of information technology (IT) systems utilized by a school house. Those who work in this discipline maintain databases and/or websites with the most relevant and up-to-date information in order to support their respective school and its students. They enable the flow of knowledge which enhances the shared understanding, learning, and decision making while also protecting unclassified, sensitive, or classified information.