Get Inside Your Audience’s Mind: Creating a Learner Profile

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2017 - March 22, 2017

Melissa Jones

Instructional Designer Associate
TLS Learning

By creating a learner profile, you will be better able to avoid building training that is ineffective, undesirable, and lacking relevance for your learners. By doing research up front about all aspects of your learners, you will be able to leverage those details to create impactful training that will capture their attention.

This session will explore a proven approach to getting to know your learners in depth, answering questions like: Who are they? Where do they live? What do they do? What do they eat for breakfast? You will learn why this is important to all roles on a project (ISD, PM, GD, etc.). In addition, participants will build a learner profile on the spot using an audience member to create an actual learner avatar. Additionally, you will explore the potential downfalls of NOT performing a thorough learner analysis.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About a proven approach to creating a learner profile
  • How to create a learner profile
  • About the benefits (to all team members) of a comprehensive learner profile
  • What can happen when an adequate learner profile isn’t created prior to the start of a project

Audience:
Novice to intermediate designers, developers, and project managers.

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