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Training Design and Development Tracking

jTask Pulse users can design comprehensive training course descriptions and track course development. The application features templates that incorporate industry best practices. It lets users customize fields for specific requirements.

What does the application allow you to do?

  • Link training to end-users or to roles.
  • Build course schedules.
  • Track or monitor course development completion to insure a successful change initiative.

What Is Training Design and Course Development Tracking

Training Design is the process that identifies what needs to be taught, to whom, and what expected training outcomes are.

Course Development Tracking monitors development of the course materials so that they are ready on time and meet the course objectives.

Why Is Training Design and Course Development Important?

Training Design and Course Development Tracking are needed to ensure that the requirements identified in Learning Needs Assessment are satisfied.

The Learning Needs Assessment is used to develop the Learning and Development Strategy. The assessment includes resource and budget estimates along with performance metrics.

Once the processes or activities that the stakeholders need to do differently are identified, the Training Design will identify the need for new competencies, capabilities, knowledge, skills, techniques, and behaviors required to successfully perform and sustain in the future state operations. It will identify and document the learning strategies and approaches along with the need for learning equipment, trainers, logistics and other resource requirements. It should also identify key constraints or barriers that may affect the learning program’s success.

Course Development Tracking will allow change managers or instructional design leads to see what individual course developers (instructional designers) are working on and readiness for learning activities associated with the change.

How to Do Training Design and Course Development

Document what stakeholders will need to be able to do differently because of the change and how they need to be able to work to be successful in the future state.
Ensure that impacted stakeholders are equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to achieve the future state.

Steps

  1. Identify Training Course(s)
  2. Enter Course Details
    • Audience and Estimated Size
    • Course Title
    • Course Objective (Terminal and Enabling)
    • Outcomes / Deliverables
    • Delivery Mode
    • Subject Matter Expert and time required
    • Instructional Systems Designer
    • Estimated Course Length
    • Simulations (if Required)
    • Practice Exercises (if Required)
    • Quizzes (if Required)
    • Certification
    • Course Design and Development Scoring
  3. Track Training Design and Course development status.
  4. Update and modify Training Design and Course Development as required.

Practice Notes

On any change initiative it is very important to have a list of courses and their objectives as soon as possible and even before the materials are ready. This way stakeholders understand what training they will receive and course developers (instructional designers) are in alignment with what they need to deliver.