Needs Assessment Analytical Essay by renee123

Needs Assessment
A study of needs assessment in the instructional design development.
# 23578 | 1,200 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 16, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Business (General) , Research Designs (General)

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This paper examines the strategically important needs assessment phase of instructional planning for educational and business purposes. It defines needs assessment as a process of identify and monitoring a students or employees performance. The paper explains that needs assessment are used to resolve performance problems and retrain individuals and organizations by designing a curriculum based on the information acquired in the needs assessment stage.

From the Paper:

"When considering the development of any curriculum you must first start with the initial planning phase. Where should you begin? What is your organizational goal? These questions must be answered before any instructional development processes can occur. Students of instructional planning are first introduced to the instructional design process, which includes the strategically important Needs Assessment phase. What is Needs Assessment? Simply said it is the systematic approach to evaluating current situations, and the comparison of those findings against the intended human or organizational performance factor. It is through this process that management can identify, and then monitor student or employee learning and job performance (Ryder 100)."

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