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Instructional Scalars! Are there any good tools for the job?


The TNA has been done and now we are tasked with setting up course design work. The requirment is based on old military style TO's EO's TPs & KP's. Is there a better way of doing this or is 'Instructional Scalars the answer?
Ian Morton

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  1. Objectives and Scalars
    The course design needs to have TOs, EOs, TPs and KPs if the designers are to know what materials need to be covered, to what extent and in what circumstances. Also without these elements it will be nearly impossible to assess the knowledge transfer, the training effectiveness and eventually your ROI based on the business objectives covered by your training.

    The Task analysis gives you a task scalar, that is the order in which the tasks are carried out in order to complete the operation that the trainig covers. This may not be the best order in which to train the task. Consider the skills of loading a gun, identifying a target and then pulling the trigger. This is the task scalare. The instructional scalar might be – knowledge of gun’s components,cover loading and reloading at the same time,how to squeeze the trigger,control of breathing, acquiring a stationary target,firing at moving targets, and finally range estimation. Though it covers the same material as the task scalar the order is different. This order is determined by experience and the appropriate learning design theories.


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