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A Theory-based Needs Analysis Approach in the Design of an Online Masters Program
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, , , Iowa State University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a theory-based needs analysis approach, a crucial part of any instructional design process, in establishing an online Master of Science (MS) program in Plant Breeding at a large Midwestern university. In this presentation, we will first provide a brief overview on the context and audience of the proposed online program. We will then describe a multiple methods approach performed to identify the problems and goals of the program as well as the characteristics of the learners such as work experiences, prior knowledge, learning styles and preferences. The benefits and values of collaboration and partnership among different stakeholders during the needs analysis will also be discussed.

Citation

Demiraslan, Y., Baran, E. & Thompson, A. (2010). A Theory-based Needs Analysis Approach in the Design of an Online Masters Program. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 409-411). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 25, 2019 from .