Learner-Centered Design: Conducting a Student Analysis
Concurrent Session 6
Participants will conduct a student analysis, the first phase of designing learner-centered online learning experiences. During the workshop, participants will learn about a learner-centered mindset and engage in an activity that will produce a complete analysis of their students that they can export and use for future designs.
Student analysis is the first step in designing any type of learning experience for students. For distance learning experiences, it is important to reframe the student analysis process and focus on areas that might affect student learning in online spaces. When instructional designers ask themselves the right questions and think about factors that may impact students' online learning experience before creating them, they can gather insights that will help them develop more effective and learner-centered designs.
At Texas OnRamps, one of our main focuses is our students' online learning experience. Through student analysis processes such as the one participants will experience in this workshop, our designers obtain key pieces of information that are used to address areas like course navigation, course aesthetics, interactive activities, accessibility, and responsiveness across different devices.