Episode 116

"End Users and Learner Analysis"

Duration 00:16:53 Recorded on June 03, 2013

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?

About Us

The LT Green Room is a podcast for Renewal, Retooling and Conversations about Learning. It is co-hosted by Susan Manning and Dan Balzer and its show topics are often drawn from members of LearningTimes.org, a free online community of education and training professionals from across the globe. The LT Green Room gives listeners (and ourselves) an opportunity to reflect on what they're doing behind the scene that results in an effective learning experience.


Co-Host & Producer
Susan Manning
Co-Host & Producer
Dan Balzer
Executive Producer
Carl Heine
Special Inspiration