Analysis for Courseware Documentation


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Use of results from the analysis stage to prepare courseware documentation

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Analysis for Courseware Documentation

  1. 1. The results from the analysis stage in the instructional design process can be used to assist the development of documentation to support courseware.
  2. 2. Why do you need this training? Who will be your learners? How do you want to deliver the training? ANALYSIS OF TRAINING NEEDS
  3. 3. Your learners will be able to…….. These are the topics… This is the content we will use……. Result of Analysis of Needs Go ahead and start the design.
  4. 4. THE ANALYSIS STAGE Needs analysis Audience analysis Feasibility analysis Why have a course? Why an online course? Is there a better way to train? Who will do the course? Will they be able to learn? Where will they be when they learn? Can the course be developed? Can the course be delivered? Can the course be accessed?
  5. 5. Analysis Design Output from Analysis is the Input for Design What is the subject? Who will be the learners? Can it be developed and delivered? COURSE OBJECTIVE “ At the completion of this course you will be able to …. OBJECTIVE’S TEST How would you …..? OBJECTIVE’S CONTENT *text *images *links *etc.
  6. 6. Most sites are built for an audience, with the audience representing any person who will interact with, view, read, navigate, search on, order from, submit to, download from the web site. AUDIENCE ANALYSIS Types of audience Experts: These are the people who know the services and the product inside and out. Technicians: These are the people who build, operate, maintain, and repair products and services. Executives: These are the people who make business, economic, administrative, and legal decisions products and services. Nonspecialists: These users have minimum technical knowledge. Their interest may be as practical as technicians', but in a different way. They want to use the new product or service to accomplish their tasks.
  7. 7. AUDIENCE ANALYSIS Audiences must also be analyzed in terms of characteristics such as the following: Background-knowledge, experience, training: One of your most important concerns is just how much knowledge, experience, or training you can expect in the audience. Needs and interests: To plan your web site, you need to know what your audience is going to expect from that web site. Demographic characteristics: for example, age groups, type of residence, location of residence, gender, cultural background, etc..
  8. 8. The primary objective of a feasibility analysis is to assess three types of feasibility: FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS 1)Technical feasibility.- Can a solution be supported with existing technology ? 2)Economic feasibility.- Is existing technology cost effective? 3)Operational feasibility .- Will the solution work in the organization if implemented?
  9. 9. Does the target audience know how to type? Does the AUDIENCE have basic internet connectivity skills? Does the AUDIENCE know the basics of how to use a computer (i.e. Save, Open Folders, launch programs)? What do the AUDIENCES typically use their computer for? Is the AUDIENCE familiar with computer terminology and jargon? Do the AUDIENCEs have better than adequate equipment? Does the system require anything that is “on it’s way” but not readily available yet (i.e. broadband, high speed wireless acccess)? If the AUDIENCE is expected to complete program from home, were arrangements made to provide equipment? Has a plan been created that outlines the details of acquiring, maintaining, and upgrading equipment? FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS Typical questions
  10. 10. This is exactly what we need and your analysis of our employees is spot on o.k. I will now write the learning objectives and organise the content and develop an instructional Strategy. Results of an Analysis of the Client’s Needs
  11. 11. O.K. I am happy with your objectives and your topics and I love your instructional strategy I am going create a site map From Design to Development What is next? Then I will design screen templates and a style guide, create a storyboard and a prototype