As an instructional designer, how do you provide learner analysis throughout all phases of design?
An instructional designer require an understanding the learners, their expectations, goals, fears, etc. In doing so, the designer becomes an advocate through the define phase and the delivery phase. The designer must do everything with one think in my: "The learner".
Years ago, I worked in a design project of listening and pronunciation materials for International Students. Since the first time, I sarted working on it, I placed myself as one of the students and thought of their feeling, expectations, and plans. During the design phases, my group and I made modifications based on the needs of the learners. In the development phase we tested the design and still keept thinking about the learners goals and abilities. During the delivery phase, even though we as designers thought the product was ready we still were concerned on how our learners were feeling about the material and other issues related to the topic. In a way the designer must to take the place of the learner to feel, act, and find out more about the leaner.