In this assignment, you will continue work on your preliminary study to obtain information on perceived needs in the adult education program, specifically the instructional approaches and engagement strategies.

You will begin determining gaps using the numerical data gathered in Module 1 and move beyond the numbers to include at least one interview of an organizational stakeholder to determine perceived needs and gaps in the instructional approaches and engagement strategies. You will report the preliminary findings in a 4- to 6-page paper (not including the title and references pages).

Create a paper in a Word document for your response.
Use APA format for the paper, title page, references page, and in-text citations.
Develop an introduction and conclusion for your paper.
Follow the steps to complete the assignment.

Continue work on your preliminary study to obtain information on perceived needs in the adult education program, specifically the instructional approaches and engagement strategies. Begin determining gaps using the numerical data gathered in Module 1 and move beyond the numbers to include at least one interview of an organizational stakeholder to determine perceived needs and gaps.

Step 1.
Using the numerical data you gathered in the preliminary needs assessment in Module 1, identify one or more gaps in performance occurring in the adult learning program. Consider these questions as you review the data:

Were the gaps easily discernible from the numerical data, or did stakeholders point them out?
Are any triggers detectable that might create gaps in the future?
What trends and issues in the marketplace or industry are most relevant to the gap analysis and could potentially have the greatest impact?
Step 2.
Focusing a wider lens on the gaps, what other factors may have played a role in creating them? Were learner engagement and motivation factors at work? Were external factors at work?

Step 3.
Continue work on your preliminary study to obtain information on perceived needs in the adult education program. In gathering data beyond the numbers, include at least one interview of an organizational stakeholder. Your goal is to obtain information from sources beyond the numerical data.

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Step 4.
Using the data collected in Modules 1 and 2, compile a needs assessment report on the gaps identified in the adult education program, specifically related to the instructional approaches and engagement strategies.

Include at least one graphic for the data used to determine the need/gap.
Include the interview questions in an Appendix.

Determining Gaps