Application Analysis:Overview

What is Contextual Analysis (CA)?

Contextual Analysis

The easiest way to define contextual analysis is to define context. Context is the environment, in which the instructional design or system, etc will exist. In other words, the conditions under which, the instruction will be given and used. However, I do want to highlight there are other items involved in contextual analysis. These items include organizational dynamics, supports variables and performance characteristics. ()

The environment is an important part of instructional design because it affects actual learning transfer. The completion of a Contextual Analysis will help to avoid the pitfall of your instruction occurring in a vacuum and no learning being transferred. If a Contextual Analysis is not completed, the new skills and knowledge is never used to improve performance in the workplace or other institutions.

Section Links:

Contextual Analysis Introduction
How CA Fits into Instructional
What is the purpose of Contextual Analysis?
What is Development and Delivery Environment?
What is Application Environment? How does Learning Transfer Happen?