Instructional Matrix Analysis System

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Throughout our experience in the training and instructional design fields, we perceived three major instructional designing and training delivery issues affecting the overall return on investment (ROI) and training quality:

– Inconsistent training delivery
– Ineffective training & training package design
– Unmeasured trainee performance.

IMAS addresses these issues and ensures training objectives are met by implementing an innovative dashboard, monitoring and measuring trainee performance through an application-focused training design, assessment tools, milestones, and performance checks to guarantee effective and efficient skill transfer, improving business processes and creating a proficient workforce to achieve maximum training ROI.


The Modern Instructional Design Tool

We believe that measured performance and systematic training lead to effective and efficient business processes and workforce. Hence, we present:

Instructional Matrix Analysis System

IMAS consists of 8 stages that provide clear and systematic course creation, multiple checks and balances, measurable performance checks, and training effectiveness to help organizations:

● Meet training objectives by making the trainer conform to the training scenario and providing consistent training delivery, reducing wasted time and energy and avoiding unnecessary activities.

● Reach maximum training ROI by enabling measurable assessment tools for the trainer to fine-tune training scenarios and ensuring effective training through an application-based design.

● Improve workforce proficiency and business processes by providing the trainer with milestones & performance checks to guarantee skill transfer, ensuring skill retention through measured trainee performance.

What is IMAS?

Training Done systematically
IMAS is an evolutionary instructional design tool engineered to serve instructional designers and trainers by:
● Creating systematic, flawless, effective, and consistent training to solve observed instructional design and training delivery issues.
● Enabling course preparation, training analysis, and quality control throughout an 8-stage, step-by-step process that aims for minimal wasted efforts.

Every training package designed by IMAS addresses a performance gap and integrates performance-based proficiency tests to ensure skill transfer and return on investment (ROI).

Training tools:

Purposeful selection & use of various training tools help pass knowledge, skills, and attitudes to participants.
Active training tools are what distinguish training from academic learning.

Ice Breakers:

Each hour can start with an Ice Breaker or its equivalent. It has numerous uses, including melting away tension and energizing the brain.

Social Context:

The fluctuating levels of socialization and group work of the training activity maintain energy in the training environment.
The Social Context is compatible with the training tool and Depth of Practice vertical-wise.
Horizontally, it shows how connected the participants are with each other throughout the training day.

Allocated Time:

Allocating appropriate time duration to each training activity has never been easier.
IMAS is compatible with various timing methodologies whether you follow the common 10x5, 15x3, 25x2 rules, or even the uncommon 7x7 rule.
Thus, you are in control of your training session.

Participant Involvement:

Selecting the right training tool can best be described as hectic.
No more! With IMAS, each training tool is classified by its brain-activity involvement.
Now, professional trainers can make calculated decisions when selecting training tools to guarantee participation & involvement as well as to drive performance in their training sessions.

The 3 Dimensions of IMAS

Create a Strong Foundation
Height Dimension
Contains time management and essential components covered by the training package within the allocated period.

Depth Dimension
Processing of the basic components within the appropriate tools in their respective stages:
● Drivers: Methods, tools, techniques, activity duration, social context.
● Handling Objectives: Topics, depth of practice, Objective number and type.
● Instructional Style: Instructor’s role, role type, trainer style.
● Level of Involvement: participant activity type, attention and crowd energy management, participant involvement.

Width Dimension
The 3 Outputs (Trainer’s Manual | Trainees’ Notes | Training Tools):
● Professional writing methods.
● Presenting to the audience.
● Preparing the three sections of the package throughout the 8 stages IMAS.

The 8 Stages of IMAS

A Persistent and Comprehensive Process
IMAS serves instructional designers in preparing training courses and training packages by streamlining the design process and breaking it down into sequential steps. The 8 stages of IMAS fill the IMAS Back sheet and summarize different training package variables in one comprehensive dashboard.

Stage 1: Pre-Design

● It all starts with a question: why is the course being made? The PreDesign stage helps you answer important questions to guide the training package’s design strategically.
● The questions and outlines of this stage help you decide on many unique core elements of the training package.
● The Pre-Design stage helps you structure the course to an optimal level.

Stage 2: Training Needs Analysis

● As the course's designer, the Training Needs Analysis stage determines the performance gap and the depth of the efforts needed to achieve optimal performance.
● The Training Needs Analysis stage will also assist in preparing and accounting for possible major constraints that may become showstoppers.

Stage 3: Objectives & Topics

● The Objectives & Topics stage determines objective types to create a better-formulated skill transfer strategy based on the TNA performance gap.
● Determining this also prepares for a more immersed visualization, practice, & theoretical understanding of the skills.

Stage 4: Depth of Practice

● Depth of Practice reflects the relative importance of skills & training objectives based on the frequency and difficulty for the participants.
● Determine the required training level based on the results and participants’ needs.

Stage 5: Performance Check

● The Performance Check stage measures participant performance with training tools that examine the participant's ability to perform tasks and achieve objectives.
● The Performance Check stage helps ensure skill and knowledge retention throughout the course and prepare data to calculate actual ROI.

Stage 6: Training Tools

● The Training Tools stage controls multiple vital elements of the training session that determine the training session's flow, pace, and style.
● This stage also classifies the trainer's role & communication methods that will be used during the training session while also managing the participants' level of involvement during every training hour.

Stage 7: Professional Writing

● The Professional Writing stage provides a comprehensive guideline for the standards of all the written material of the course.
● The written components mainly consist of the Trainees' Notes, Training Tools, and the Trainer's Manual.
● This stage helps decide the writing methodology and style to distinguish the training package instructional designer.

Stage 8: Validation & Evaluation

● The Validation & Evaluation stage consists of two phases:
● The Validation phase dictates the effectiveness of your training course design through a pilot test run to check the validity of the tools, ease of training, environment, and consistency with time and the participants.
● The Evaluation phase aims to define the feedback method and evaluate the course design through the users and beneficiaries of the course during and after its implementation.

Beneficiaries of IMAS

No Profession is the Limit
The instructional designing path is not only limited to skills and knowledge, nor is IMAS. IMAS ensures the competency model and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of the designed training packages to all the needs of organizations and individuals, utilizing the critical factors of andragogy principles, self-motivation, learner involvement, and performance assessment achieve targeted training objectives and ROI.
● Practitioner Trainers
● Consultant Trainers
● Teachers
● Training Evaluation Specialists
● Human Resources Experts
● Instructional Designers
● Self-Development Specialists
● Training Specialists
● Educational Supervisors
● Training Managers
● Academic Developers

The IMAS Advantage

Stand Atop the Instructional Designing Stage
● Plan chronologically for professional training sessions and activities.
● Analyze and define the participation style and the level of involvement you seek from trainees.
● Craft or select the training tools that will distinguish your training style.
● Connect your innovative training tools with the training objectives to achieve efficiency.
● Identify the trainer’s role appropriately for each training activity.
● Deliver effectiveness by calculating the required time and repetition each skill requires.
The complicated instructional design process is made easy with the comprehensive flow that IMAS provides.

The Career Path of Instructional Designers

The Next Step in Professionalism
Your role as an instructional designer is crucial to the training and development industry.
IMAS Career Path will assist your growth as an instructional designer by providing you with a clear roadmap to developing your instructional designing skills and nurturing your career with professional designations.

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