I am further behind than I would like be: I struggled–for some time–with distinguishing between design, implementation and evaluation. I also found myself needing create a manageable and non-theoretical project.
Those challenges overcome, my “more” manageable prjoct is is titled “A Self-assessment Schema for Managers attending a Professional Development Program Titled, Creative Problem Solving.
- Target audience: managers with at least 18 months tenure with their current company
- Content: Post College and Graduate Level
- Learning outcome: practical skills that can be applied at the workplace upon returning to the workplace
- Format: Totally on-line (tentatively)
- Training tools: blackboard and/or blog, on-line templates for collaborative work.
Assessment tools: Either two or three assessment tools will be developed for the final project.
- A participant survey on program quality and effectiveness (i.e., to allow for continuous improvement). Participant surveys will be returned to the instructional team for a blind analysis.
- A self-assessment rubric that gives participants feedback on what they learned and how the practices have been used.
- Creating a portfolio on one of the technique. Participants will be offered post training technical assistance if they move forward on one technique post training. [N.B. Depending upon available time this last technique may or may not be included.]
Project challenge: Self assessment tools are scheduled to be distributed 1-2 weeks post training program. In concept, post training assessments make sense; however, in real life getting feedback is more difficult. I am working on “rewards” for completing the assessments.
I guess that is where I am at. Any suggestions or comments are welcome.