Corporate Digital Learning

19 Mar 2016, 08:07 PM
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Help out Martina!

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Imagine Martina, a junior but enthusiastic project manager in her company’s marketing department. She was recently promoted to Senior Marketing Manager and Team Lead, supervising 3 other staff members she was previously colleagues with. Even though Martina is quite enthusiastic about her new position, she is also anxious about all the paperwork and new responsibilities. After the first few months, she is swamped with work, feeling shy to delegate and struggling to juggle her old tasks as a project manager on top of now reporting to management.

Martina’s boss feels she now needs to learn management and team leading skills, so she approaches her about getting trained. In order for the training to be effective, we need to identify her possible knowledge gaps and desired skills.

So think about what you want Martina to learn. How can you assess this and how do you want her to learn?

Start with the learning objective and design her training backwards. If you prefer to do this by hand, download the worksheet below.

1) What do you want/expect Martina to learn?
Formulate learning objectives and standards: What should Martina know, understand and be able to do by the end?

2) How will you know and make sure that Martina has learned it?
Determine assessment and impact measurement: How can Martina show what she has learned? What should she be able to demonstrate?

3) What learning experience do you want Martina to have?
Design instructions and decide on learning activities and content forms:
How do you want Martina to learn?

How to help out Martina


While facing her new respinsibilities Martina is having trouble to keep up with her work.Therefore,she need to be trained,so that she will gain advanced management and team leading skills and accomplish her duties successfully.
Her boss should use the method of backwards learning design, i.e. he have to learn what are her knowledge gaps and needs and then design a learning course that fits her best.
Firstly,he have to create a questionary,in order to understand what she is not knowledgaable of.Then,he should create another short survey in which he will understand what are her most favouarable and comfortable way of learning, i.e. she like best videos,audios or texts, she is more efficient with deadlined or free of deadlines process of learning etc.
Secondly,he will create a course that is more efficient for Martina witha varietyof assesments to evaluate her learning process.
Hopefully,when finished with the course Martina would have increase her knowledge and her skills as well and become and amazing project manager,that will inspire and help her team become better!

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