This step-by-step tutorial by Dr. Dawg, guides the user through a series of narrations of the process for conducting and implementing an organization needs assessment. Review questions and a transcript of the narrations are provided.
Type of Material:
This resource could be the entire course learning management system.
This resource could also be used as supplement for the visual learner in conjunction with written materials delivered by a learning management system. As well, this tutorial could be used for individualized, self-paced instruction.
Can be viewed online in any browser as long as Adobe Flash has been enabled
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Anyone interested in workplace learning or needs assessment will be led through the process step-by-step.
Target Student Population:
Workforce but could be used for other business related courses at the higher education level; university; perhaps upper level high school.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The tutorial is very compact, providing the user with seven easy to follow videos, 7 to 12 minutes each (most 7-9 minutes) with presentation slides, instructor web cam insert and transcript created by Texas A&M professors.
Length of video may be too long. Students seem to appreciate a 5 minute lesson. The lessons could be segmented into shorter time periods.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The narration, slides and transcripts will make effective learning tools for learners of various styles. Also the ability to stop and restart the tutorial, and the chance to reflect upon the review questions posed will help in retention of the material covered.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The tutorial is very easy to use as long as the video can be viewed. The slides are fairly well done and the web cam insert of Dr. Dawg himself does make the presentation a bit more engaging.
Some of the slides/videos are a bit blurry which does take away a bit from the overall quality. Also after watching the video for 5 minutes, students may no longer be fully engaged.
Other Issues and Comments:
This tutorial is licensed under Creative Commons, NonCommerical –ShareAlike 3.0
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