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D4L Foundation Module

Instructional Design for Online Learning: Techniques and Pedagogy

Entry Behavior and Learner Characteristics

4 Step 3. Entry Behavior and Learner Characteristics

Step 3. Entry Behavior and Learner Characteristics Introduction

Please begin this step by listening to the recording below. You may also refer to the audio transcript below the recording.

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Key Points for Step 3

  • Entry behaviors and learner characteristics are determined for actual learners or specific groups of learners
  • Several options for discovering entry behaviors and learner characteristics include pre-defining them for your course or unit of instruction, conducting a pre-instruction survey of skills and concepts, and a simple show of hands, virtually speaking (e.g., survey, poll, etc.)

Lecture Video for Step 3. What are entry behaviors and learner characteristics? Discovering entry behaviors and learner characteristics - Transcript (pdf)and 

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Practicing What We Preach

4 Step 3. Entry Behavior and Learner Characteristics

4.1 Practicing What We Preach

In the recording for Step 3, virtual polling was mentioned as one option for collecting information about your learners. Let's give that a try! Here's a poll for you and a quick way to find out a bit more about your colleagues in the Design for Learning program.

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