Chapter FourIdentifying the Target Population and Environmental Characteristics

Learners are not all alike. Members of different occupations and individuals differ in the ways they learn best. As instruction is prepared, these differences must be considered. To do that successfully, instructional designers should know the characteristics of the targeted learners. Identifying these characteristics is called assessing relevant characteristics of learners, although we will call it learner assessment.

As we've noted earlier, the role of an instructional designer today has expanded to include a broader consideration of performance; that is, not only instructional solutions but a myriad number of performance improvement solutions that have little ...

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