A flexible but rigorous process

At ÉduGénie, we use a proven instructional design methodology. Both flexible and rigorous, it allows you to advance your project with great efficiency. The client is involved in each step of the process, collaborates with our team and validates the final product.

1. Perform a needs analysis

This first step is sometimes called the “training needs analysis.” It gives us a comprehensive picture of the problem and also helps us understand the context, issues and constraints. This report will already contain a few ideas for solutions to explore.

Deliverable: Preliminary analysis report

2. Analyse the content

The preliminary analysis provides us with a rough idea of where we want to go. Now we can move on to analysing the content with an expert. Using our modeling tool, with the help of a subject-matter expert, we create a knowledge model in real time to get a precise picture of the knowledge that will be the focus of the training.

Deliverable: Knowledge model (or competency profile)

3. Design the learning system

Having determined the goal and the content of the training, we can now create the most appropriate solution. We first work out a broad outline (architecture), which, once approved by the client, is gradually fleshed out until we have a set of highly detailed plans (microdesign) for the production team. We produce mock-ups to give you a tangible idea of the envisaged solution.

Deliverables: Architecture of the learning system and microdesign

4. Produce the learning system

From the microdesign, our production team develops all the media elements: copy, illustrations, narration, videos, accompanying guides, etc. Several people may be involved depending on the solution. Then, it’s time for the multimedia elements to be integrated to create the learning environment itself. The end result of this step is a beta version of the pedagogical material.

Deliverable: Beta version of the pedagogical material

5. Implement the learning system

The beta version is carefully checked both for the accuracy of the material as well as its online stability and conformity to the microdesign. If necessary, adjustments are made and the final version is then made available to learners and instructors.

Deliverable: Final version of the pedagogical material

6. Evaluate the learning system

As the learning system was developed with a specific objective in mind, it is important to determine to what extent that objective was met. We now evaluate whether the training was well received, how the learning progressed and if a transfer of learning in the workplace was achieved. We take a critical look at the benefits of the learning solution based on objective indicators and parameters.

Deliverable: Learning system evaluation report