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Basics of Instructional Systems Development—Instructional Systems Development by Chuck Hodell

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Analysis

Just as A is the first letter in the alphabet, analysis should be the first item addressed in instructional design. Without analysis, you really have nothing to work from or any information to work with. There are as many analysis techniques as there are analysts and it can be very confusing to the uninitiated. There are, however, several basic building blocks in analysis that designers need to consider.

Getting Started

The first question that must be asked in analysis is critical to the success of any training endeavor: “Is there a problem that can be reasonably remedied by a training intervention?” Many a novice designer has turned enthusiasm into disaster by assuming that a problem was training related and later discovering that ...

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