LTGR Ep. #116: “End Users and Learner Analysis”

Dan is challenged by getting useful end user data when he doesn’t have time or resources to do a thorough learner analysis. He brings the problem to the Green Room.

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Show Notes:

What do you do when you don’t have the time or resources to conduct a thorough learner analysis before the instructional design process kicks into full gear? Or when someone higher up believes they know the learner.

Dan lays out a real work problem he is wrestling with. Susan observes he is working toward identifying gaps, which is a way to hook into what people care about.

Reality check: What happens if you find the learner needs are taking you in a completely different direction than you had anticipated? A political question!

To create the space and time to talk to end users is a challenge.

In traditional education we do less learner analysis, but we should. Instead, we assume the teacher will modify.

A facilitator should be a listener, but that is easier said than done.

Susan hopes her students are hearing that instructional design is different in a corporate setting. They’re hearing some of the realities.

Listeners, what kind of insight do you have about your learners and how did you get it?

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