Needs Analysis


The instructional design process begins by analyzing a problem that can be solved through instruction. In this task, you will conduct a needs analysis by obtaining additional information about an identified problem from at least two sources. Qualitative sources include surveys, questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, and observations. Quantitative sources include achievement tests, preassessments, or other numerical data obtained through the school or district.


You have identified a potential instructional problem in your setting. (This could be a problem with the training of your coworkers or a problem with learner understanding in a classroom.) You would like to analyze the problem further to see if more instruction would solve the problem. You will conduct a needs analysis and report on your findings to your principal or administrator.

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