Are learners available? Learners are available for
participating in both the development and implementation of the instruction,
because this will be a required course in the department. It is predicted that
it will enroll 20 to 25 students each time it is offered. During the
developmental term, the course will be limited to 20 students.
This case study example demonstrates that instructional goal
definition and refinement can be a lengthy and complex process that
incorporates many people in the identification of problems, performance
analysis, needs assessment, and statements of clear instructional goals.
However, if instruction is to address real problems faced by an organization
and reflect actual goals, then this process is necessary.
Readers are reminded that a case study focused on school
learning is available in the Appendixes. These materials are beneficial in part
because they are collected together rather than spread through the chapters of
the text. Readers can easily progress from one design document to the next and
see the progress of the design. Appendix A provides examples of front-end
analysis and determination of instructional goals relevant to this chapter. It
is important to remind you that our purpose in using these particular case
studies is not to teach how to lead meetings or to write sentences. These
examples were chosen to be completely transparent so that you can “look
through” the familiar content to the design concepts and skills. It is
extremely difficult to learn unfamiliar content using other unfamiliar content.
For additional case studies in instructional design, readers are referred to
Ertmer, Quinn, and Glazewski’s ID Casebook ( 2013 ).