Getting to know your audience for an online session

Overview

Phil Green, Onlignment Ltd Last Published  24 March 2014

When you are working with adults, it's important to find out who they are and what they are like, because people make sense of new learning by associating it with things they know already. The design of your session will be heavily influenced by their needs, capabilities, interests, preferences and cultural differences.

To help you to focus on the audience rather than just on the techniques of teaching in an online session. You need to:
  • profile your audience
  • decide how many people should join the session
  • decide how long a session should last.

Tool aims
  • To help you to consider who your target audience is so that you use the right teaching techniques in your online learning session.