Why do so many learning solutions fail to achieve their anticipated impact? The fault most often lies upfront in the design cycle - with a failure to understand the needs of the organization and learning audience. In this course, you’ll examine how to conduct a proper learning needs assessment, a key step in ensuring that learning is aligned with the correct workplace performance issues and focused on the right skill and knowledge gaps. You will learn match the best needs analysis methods for a variety of situations, practice various techniques for collecting and interpreting data, and prepare a needs analysis plan. Through practical exercises and case studies you will strengthen your own ability to analyze situations and confidently present recommendations.
Online Course: 3-5 hours of work per week (including discussion, assignments, readings, research)
Critical Performance Statement:
By the end of this course, learners will have demonstrated the ability to...
Apply a systematic process for conducting a learning needs analysis that will focus the solution design on required learner and business needs and target the right skills and knowledge.
To achieve the critical performance described above, professionals will have demonstrated the ability to...
Explain the importance of a learning needs analysis in the design of a successful learning solution.
Plan an effective needs analysis matched to a variety of organizational situations.
Conduct task and competency analysis to identify knowledge and skills required for performance.
Select effective data collection methods for assessing needs at various levels.
Develop and present recommendations that support learning needs and priorities identified.
RecommendationsThe course requires a computer and online access to the OISE course environment, as well as the ability to connect online to other websites and resources as required. Important: You may require the ability to download tools and software in order to experiment with various technologies. We will encourage you to get comfortable with creating accounts with various social media sources (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Adult Learning and Development : Compulsory Courses