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.