Final Project - Intervention

Big Professional Development         25 points

Take what you have learned and build a learning intervention (either training or performance support)

Get approval from me for the task. I don't care so much about the size of the project as I do that you go through ALL the steps. 

Go through the process of analyzing the target population, the happy place, the gap, the environment. Do this formally, in writing. Then design an intervention, deliver it, evaluate the effectiveness. Specifically think about what instructional decisions you make and why - why use a particular approach or medium? Why did you teach what you taught when you taught it and how you taught it.?

Write a report that explains what you did, why you did it, how it worked, what you would change. Also develop a short presentation for the class.



Approach something you are already doing (or a project we agree on together) in a different way.

Formally analyze the users, the needs (based on the goal), the underlying goals, the environment.

See if there is a new take on the end result that you might try.

Try it.

Reflect and see how this new way was better or worse, what you would do differently, what you learned.


  1. Turn in:
    1. Statement of the population.
    2. Needs analysis - both explicit and underlying
    3. Environmental analysis
    4. Intervention
    5. Report on how you applied your intervention and what happened
    6. Suggestions on changes you would do
    7. Be prepared to make a short presentation on what you did and how it worked and what you learned


Unacceptable 0-2

Acceptable 3-4

Target 5

Formative Analysis

 Less than Acceptable

Used more than 1 method of analysis

Dug beneath the surface for cause of issue

Clear statement of gap

Clear statement of population

Clear statement of goal

Project approved by professor

 More than 2

Rich consideration

Great detail in gap description

Great detail in pop

Goals are measurable - time, task, performance



Innovative solution

Solution meets needs shown by analysis

Solution pushes candidate knowledge/skill set

More than one shot training

Clear and detailed design

Schedule of development

Hybrid solution

Clear connection between needs and solution

Tried several new things

Continued support plan

Explain decisions in reflection



Multiple media

Appropriate use of media

Timely development

Easily “accessed” – interface

Visual clarity

Path for follow up support

 Explicitly used Williams and note in reflection

Depth and richness of project

Pre tested and altered design

Quality of materials

Summative Analysis


Clear measure of population learning

More than one method of analysis

Clear plan of improvement

Analysis of both intervention and population

 Notes of success based on goals

Offer a level 3 or 4 evaluation method

Look back at formative analysis and report how accurate your assessments were



Reflection contains 2 ideas for improvements or extensions

Class presentation clear with useful information

Reflection paper indicates real consideration of what was learned and what could be done better.

 Ideas for improvement

Excellent presentation

Detailed reflection paper.