How would I determine learning modalities and options for a diverse and globally dispersed population?



  • Understand my process for identifying learner needs.

  • Understand my instructional design process to meet learner needs.

Analyzing and Designing

  • What do the learners need to know? What do they already know? How do they learn best? 

  • Who are the learners? Where are they learning? How will they be accessing this training? When do they need the information?

  • Is there a knowledge gap we are trying to bridge?

  • Is there a push coming down the pipeline that we need to get in front of?


is key

  • Create learning objectives and outcomes based on content needs.

  • Determine tools, delivery method, and timeline based on learner needs.

  • Integrate feedback if possible.

  • Integrate multiple modalities to maintain engagement.


Begin with

the end

Developing Options

Meeting the


  • Learning theory is global but the diversity of learners demands differentiation to ensure retention.

  • Examples of digital learning segments and the modalities addressed:


Implementing and Evaluating

Learning in


  • Provide learning segment to learners.

  • Is an orientation necessary?

  • Is feedback built into the segment or will it need to be provided manually in a timely manner?

  • Do all learners have access to the segment as necessary?

  • Provide resources for any technical difficulties to help eliminate cognitive energy spent on the module itself.

Was it


  • Critical to growth and improvement of courses.

  • Were the learners satisfied with their experience?

  • Is feedback built into the segment or will it need to be provided manually?

  • Did learners reach the original outcome?

  • Does the newly acquired knowledge apply to their work?

  • Gather and analyze data to determine if the options used met the learners needs and expectations.

    • Apply data results to the next iteration of the learning segment.​




Gathering data and information on the audience allows for the initial design of learning segments while the evaluation of each segment will allow me to improve on each iteration.


"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something." - FDR