I had originally met with my SME for this project, Gary Flynn, about 1 month ago to discuss it. He and I had just fininshed the bulk of our work on the IsItReal phishing training for JMU and I explained my upcoming project and asked if he had anything in mind that he needed training on. We talked about a particular project that he was needing help with and I began doing some storyboards and working on some mock-ups. Last Thursday we met again and discovered that there was another much more pressing need that he would like training created for. So…we have tabled the initial idea and have decided instead to focus on a training for a new Identity Finder system.
The system will be used to self-search selected individuals computers for SSN’s and Credit Card numbers. There are certain individuals on campus who are required to gather and store secure information and the system will make sure that it is being stored in a secure location. It will be an interactive training that will include an awareness portion describing why we need the system and then a how-to portion on how to run the program and what to do with the results.
I will work with the JMU IT Security team on this project.
I have created my rough draft of my non-linear powerpoint. I went in a slightly different direction with it. I decided to create a game where you had to investigate different rooms in an office building to find clues. Then I added a little twist at the end which brings it back from being a game to a training. Here is a link to it if you wanted to take a look prior to our class presentation. Game of Shadows Training
I think that for my project I am going to take a scavenger hunt type of a game and use it to train the end user to look beyond the surface level. Quite a few years ago I worked for a drug rehab facility for teenage boys. Many of them would put on masks and try to become someone that they were not. I think this game would be an engaging way to get new staff thinking about looking for the deeper meaning behind actions that other take.
I felt that all 3 of the models had room for improvement but the one that I was most engaged with was the final Connect Model (http://www.horton.com/portfolio/yellowstone/index.htm) it combined much of what the other two models included.
The absorb model just gave me content, albeit with no introduction, but I had not chance to put what I knew into practice or to test myself.
The do model solved the problem of keeping me engaged by allowing me to interact with the training but it did so at the expense of including any content. I had no knowledge in which to participate in the activities.
The connect model was my favorite of the three. It provided me with an introduction of sorts and included content that I could absorb as well as an interactive section. I would have liked to see a different layout order though. The questions came prior to the research tab which did not make sense to me. I also would have liked it to be a little more engaging by perhaps putting the material in a narrative “choose your own adventure” type story.