educational needs analysis
The creation of any effective course or class begins with a clear understanding and statement of expected and desired goals and outcomes.
We use a wide range of tools − focus groups; surveys; trainer, faculty, and SME (subject matter expert) interviews; and reviews of existing texts, training materials – to identify these goals.
Once there is a clear statement of desired outcomes, we utilize proven adult learning design theories and methodologies to establish specific quantifiable learning objectives.
These knowledge transfer goals are then the basis for creating specific curriculum content — text, illustrations, infographics, and audio/visual assets. In addition, we can craft and utilize supplementary learning tools such as knowledge checks, projects, case studies, discussion prompts, etc.
Once educational goals are identified and learning materials are created, the next step is actual instruction.
Will your class or program be face-to-face, online or a hybrid? Are your students accessing their educational content only in classrooms or on PCs, or do you also want your course material available on mobile devices?
We create materials for your use in teaching in any of these modalities. Or our experienced instructors can facilitate your training for you.
Finally, how do you know if your instruction is effective?
We design measurable outcomes and then we assess your learners to ensure that effective knowledge transfer has occurred.
Robert Gagnè identified nine steps needed for a successful training experience. Click here to see an interactive version of this infographic which contains specific instructional strategies recommended for each of the steps, or “events,” of instruction.