The expected outcomes of Week 7 were:
1. Give examples of qualitative and quantitative methods used to select and prioritize program
- Qualitative methods: opinions, beliefs, observations
- Quantitative methods: numbers, evidence, research
2. List aspects of importance and feasibility when considering which program ideas to implement
- Importance: urgency, influence, people affected, contributions to individuals’ knowledge and skills, contributions to organizational objectives and productivity, contributions to the wider community/society
- Feasibility: potential results, quality and availability of resources, difficulty level, risk assessment, commitment to change, political, economic and environmental factors
3. Define “alternative interventions”
- Alternative solutions are ways of dealing with a knowledge gap that exclude educational programs.
4. Explain the difference between program goals, program objectives and learning objectives
- Program objectives – broad aims stating the overall purpose of a course
- Program objectives – specific goals, either learning or organizational
- Learning objectives – what a learner will take away from a course
- Organizational objectives – what an organization is hoping to achieve by running a course
5. Give examples of measurable and non-measurable objectives
- Non-measurable objectives: improve writing, learn French
- Measurable objectives: learn how to write an email, learn how to use linking words in writing, learn how to introduce yourself in French
6. Write “SMART” objectives for a training program
- By the end of this course, you should be able to list 5 benefits of learning online.
- By the end of this course, you should be able to post a new topic and answer to an existing topic on the discussion board.
- By the end of this course, you should be able to make your own Personal Learning Environment mind map.
Brief, but done. It’s time to start writing an instructional plan for the next assignment. Let the fun begin!