Available for 1.0 elective credit in the CACE program.
Only offered online.
This course investigates how to identify needs related to learning and improvement. Through discussions and assignments, participants will develop a practical approach to successfully conducting a needs assessment for the purpose of creating valid, job-related courses and curricula.
Participants will learn to:
locate and analyze information from different sources like performance appraisals
prepare surveys and write effective survey questions
prepare and conduct effective interviews
analyze the data gathered and identify key trends and themes
summarize findings into useful charts, graphs and reports
interact with and manage stakeholders and team members
present and explain the results of the needs assessment
During the course and working with others, participants will carry out a needs assessment under realistic conditions to resolve the problems encountered and share their experience with others.
Explain what needs assessment is and the steps to complete it.
Set up a needs assessment project and negotiate a mandate.
Describe the purpose and importance of effective project management for a successful needs assessment.
Gather, analyze and interpret data using quantitative and qualitative methods, tools, and techniques.
Create engagement and participation in a needs assessment project.
Report on the results of the needs assessment.
Describe common problems with needs assessment and how to address them.
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Using mobile devices in online courses
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Full refund is provided up to the course registration deadline. Students in online courses who withdraw up to six calendar days after course start may receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee, and no refund seven or more calendar days after the course start date. For workshops and summer core courses, students who withdraw after the registration deadline will receive no refund.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course may require the use of education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies and the instructor to use other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).