Check Your Work: Designing Next Level Learning

| February 28, 2019

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We have two Instructional Designers for a large system, so we don’t spend as much time in analysis and evaluation as we should. We do have a modified analysis process that works for us, however. When we receive a request for a new learning course, we meet with our SMEs to determine need, purpose, objectives, audience, timelines, and priority. We try to work out who our primary SME reviewer will be, because it is a lot easier to deal with one reviewer than 10.

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Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute

The Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute (NWEEI) offers both standard and custom learning opportunities throughout the Northwest for practicing professionals in the energy and water industries, including an energy management certification program.For more than 30 years the Lane Energy Management Program has been a national leader for curriculum, courses, and activities, preparing hundreds of undergraduate students and professionals for jobs and careers in the energy field.

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