Needs Analysis and Needs Assessment
Prior to creating an eLearning program, we conduct an extensive Needs Assessment and Needs Analysis. To explain the difference between these two procedures:
“A needs assessment identifies gaps between current and desired results and places those [gaps] in priority order on the basis of the costs to ignore the needs.”
A performance problem or new opportunity starts with a needs assessment. When you do a needs assessment, you will use both needs analysis and performance analysis. The results of the needs assessment work to improve results through the implementation of non-training or training interventions, or both.
If a training intervention is required, then you will have to do a training needs analysis.