CT5 Template Mod 5

For each of the individual learning preference topics that follow, brainstorm about instructional design considerations specific to your selected business/organization and the identified learner needs from your needs assessment:

  • David Kolb’s four basic learning styles
  • Ned Hermann’s brain-based approach
  • Visual, Auditory, Reading, and Kinesthetic (VARK) model
  • Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences.

Prior to outlining the design considerations for each of the above four topics, you will first need to describe your identified learners and their needs. This information should be from the results of Stage 3 (learning needs) and Stage 4 (learner needs) of your needs assessment assignment completed in Module 3. Continue using the template you have been using to organize your ideas. You may also want to make adjustments to earlier sections based on instructor feedback. This will help keep you prepared for the final project and help inform your future assignments from week to week.

Please ensure that your work is well written, supported by two to three scholarly sources, and in conformance with the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.). The CSU Global Library is a good place to find these sources. Submit your completed template for grading.

OTL520: Assignments Template


Your Name:



The Critical Thinking Assignments in this course will build upon each other to help you complete the final Portfolio Project, an instructional design blueprint for a business or organization. In this step, you will complete a needs assessment for the business or organization you have selected and profiled.


Module 1


Proposed Design Model:      



Module 2

Ideally, you will select a real business or organization—this will provide you with the opportunity to solve real problems and practice dealing with the complexities of organizations that grow and change in response to multifaceted issues. This step may take additional research to ensure that you can obtain all of the information needed to complete the profile.


Once you have selected your business or organization, provide a profile based on the dimensions below:


Business Strategy (Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals):      
Business Drivers:  
Organizational Culture:  
Environmental Factors Affecting the Organization:  



After completing your profile, offer research-backed observations indicating why the instructional design model selected in Section 1 aligns well with this organization:


Design Model Alignment:      



Module 3


Your needs assessment needs to include data-collection measures and outcomes in the following Four Stages:


Stage 1: What are the business/organization needs?


Measure Used:


Outcome (What is the forecasted ROI?):
Research Supports:




Stage 2: What are the performance needs?


Measure Used:


Outcome (What are the knowledge and skills needed for success in the business/organization? To what degree are they currently being met?):


Research Supports:




Stage 3: What are the learning needs?


Measure Used:


Outcomes (What knowledge and skills need to be improved through instruction?):
Research Supports:




Stage 4: What are the learner needs?


Measure Used:


Outcomes (Who are the learners? Approximate #, multigenerational?, cultural?, traditional, nontraditional, etc.):


Research Supports:



Module 4


For each of the three Learning Theory topics that follow, brainstorm instructional design considerations specific to your selected business/organization and the identified learning and learner needs from your needs assessment. Make sure to cite sources as appropriate.


Theory Instructional Design Considerations for your Business/Organization
Basic Theories of Learning: Behaviorism, Cognitivism & Constructivism, and Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs  
Malcom Knowles’ Adult Learning (or Andragogy)  
Individual Characteristics of Learning: Motivation, Goals, Experience, Culture and Generational Differences  



Module 5

For each of the Individual Learning Preference topics that follow, brainstorm instructional design considerations specific to your selected business/organization and the identified learner needs from your needs assessment.


Theory/Model Instructional Design Considerations for your Business/Organization
David Kolb’s Four Basic Learning Styles  
Ned Hermann’s Brain-based Approach  
Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic (VAK) Model  
Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences  



Module 6


Use your Needs assessment results to:

· Develop 3-5 learning objectives for your selected business/organization.

· Determine how each objective will be measured.

· Identify critical content needed for learners to meet each objective.

· Organize and sequence content into units, modules, chapters, sessions or topics.


Outcome 1:      
Outcome 2:  
Outcome 3:  
Outcome 4:  
Outcome 5:  



Module 8:


Take the opportunity to reflect on the instructional design blueprint you have created for your selected business or organization. In a well-written response of 600-900 words in length, in conformity CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA, and supported by two to three sources, address the following questions:

· How effective do you believe your design will be and why?

· What questions or concerns do you anticipate the business or organization might have with regard to your design?

· What is your favorite aspect of your design and why?

· Are there areas in which you believe you need more practice or more information? How can you continue to improve your skills and understanding?


Professional Reflection:


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