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Adult Learning: Assessing Learning Needs

Ensure your learning efforts are aligned to your organization’s and stakeholders’ needs.

This on-demand e-learning course is available online immediately after purchase. Within the course you will have the opportunity to view video and animations, interact with content, and reflect on your learning. You will have access to the course(s) for 12 months from your registration date.

Self-Paced
Self-Paced
Credits: CEU 0.1
Level: Foundational
Role(s): HR/OD Professional More
Language(s): English

Pricing

$195
Member
$245
Non-member
Course Info

Assessing learning needs is all about identifying the goals and purposes for learning and ensuring they support both the organization and the individual. This course teaches you to focus on assessing learning needs at three levels: the organization, the job or task, and the individual. Learn the importance of purposefully identifying goals for learning before developing a learning experience. You’ll discover common tools used for assessing learning needs, appropriate uses of these tools, and... Read More

Assessing learning needs is all about identifying the goals and purposes for learning and ensuring they support both the organization and the individual. This course teaches you to focus on assessing learning needs at three levels: the organization, the job or task, and the individual. Learn the importance of purposefully identifying goals for learning before developing a learning experience. You’ll discover common tools used for assessing learning needs, appropriate uses of these tools, and examples of necessary considerations when assessing learning needs. You will also have the opportunity to make decisions about these considerations and reflect upon your own learning experience.

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?

  • Learn why it is important to assess learning needs before developing content.
  • Gain an understanding of the different tools for assessing learning needs and when each is appropriate.
  • Outline methods for learning about the individual needs of your audience and connect those needs to the design of an effective learning experience.

This course is part of the Adult Learning Certificate program. Enroll in the full certificate program to gain a comprehensive mastery of planning, designing, and developing impactful learning for an adult audience, or decide later after taking this course whether to pursue the certificate. Read Less

What You Will Learn
  • Identify the goals and purpose for a particular learning solution.
  • Select approaches to assess learning needs for the organization, the task or job, and the individual.
  • Recognize assessment items that uncover learning needs.
  • Outline methods for learning about the individual needs of your audience, and connect those to the design of an effective learning experience.
  • Apply tools and templates to assess learning needs.
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Assessing Learning Needs

What do the learners need to know, and how will you find out? Watch this video to learn more about the content covered in this course.

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Adult Learning Certificate

Reach your adult learners where they are with best practices and proven techniques.

COURSE TOPICS
Topic 1: The Goals and Purposes of Learning
How can you get answers to better understand the need for learning? Asking good questions is key within a system for assessing needs.
Topic 2: How Do We Assess Learning Needs?
Explore a variety of needs assessment tools, including risks and advantages associated with each.
Topic 3: Assessments in Action: Using Effective Questions
Asking clear specific questions is critical regardless of the tool you use. Asking good questions ensures you gather clear data to inform learning decisions, preventing analysis paralysis and leading to valuable solutions.
Topic 4: How Do We Support Individual Learners?
The needs of the business can only be met by supporting each individual learner and meeting their needs.
Topic 5: Applying an Assessment Strategy
Use what you have learned throughout this course to help a fellow learning professional.
Who Should Attend

New learning professionals or others who are not familiar with the necessity of assessing learning needs or the tools available for assessment. This could include instructional designers or trainers, but also managers responsible for individuals’ learning or subject matter experts who have been asked to help others learn.

Anyone responsible for creating, supporting, or leading learning experiences for an adult audience will benefit from the foundational concepts in this program. This may include trainers, facilitators, instructional designers, academic educators, community educators, consultants, coaches, and beyond. This program is also applicable if you are not a full-time learning professional but a practitioner or manager who is responsible for developing team members or transferring your knowledge through learning opportunities.

Level: Foundational
Roles: HR/OD Professional, Instructional Designer
Language: English
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ATTENDANCE

Self-Paced

Full completion of the program within the one-year access period is mandatory in order to receive CEUs. Participants who complete all aspects of the program will see their completion status reflected on their transcript in the ATD Learning Portal.

If applicable, a certificate will be issued to you through the ATD Learning Portal at the end of the program.

CREDITS

0.1 CEUs awarded

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