About DIF

Create Interactive Courseware in a Collaborative Environment

DIF (Distributed Instruction Framework) is an intuitive, enterprise-wide, browser-based solution that facilitates the collaborative creation of interactive, truly immersive e-learning courseware. DIF-developed courses can seamlessly integrate video, 2D and 3D graphics, Unity game-based simulations, and HTML5 widgets to fully engage your learners.

The platform also provides a repository for the management and reuse of all content assets, enabling the rapid development and updating of courses.

Seamless Integration

DIF supports a number of audio, video, and image formats as well as Flash, HTML5, Unity and NGRAIN.

Seamlessly integrate a variety of multimedia assets to produce a total training solution.

How It Works

The DIF course creation workflow

Design Courseware

Using the Course Designer, trainers and instructional designers outline the structure of a course, based on learning objectives.

Create and Leverage Existing Assets

Graphic artists, video producers, writers, and interactive programmers create media assets using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software like PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Unity, NGRAIN®, Flash®, Final Cut Pro, Captivate and Storyline. DIF accepts virtually any media type.

Develop Course

Instructional designers and content developers can use DIF to produce engaging courseware using the appropriate blend of interactive content, including video and audio, interactive infographics, multi-learner simulations, 2D & 3D animations, and gaming.

Collaborate

Relevant personnel work collaboratively, through the cloud, on the development, review, and distribution of courseware. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) can review and add comments, while artists, programmers, and media specialists create and modify assets.

Integrate

Once your course development is complete, DIF can package it for distribution on a variety of platforms. Produce SCORM-compliant course modules that can be easily integrated into any Learning Management System (LMS).

Manage & Reuse Assets

A central repository houses all content and media assets. Here, they can be maintained, organized, updated, and reused for other courses.

Ensure Secure Access and Asset Maintenance

Users login to the DIF server and database through a secure website. Based on a user’s role, they can author and modify courses, review courses in production, and/or check out media assets to revise and update content.