Web-based Training Proposal

eLearning courses should be planned starting with the "end" in mind. In other words, what the learners will be able to do at the end of the course should ultimately guide its design and development.

Before determining the "end", knowing the target audience is of great importance so you know exactly who you are instructing and where the gaps in their current skills/knowledge exist. Knowing the audience will inform the instructional designer of what their needs are. The needs of the target audience will influence what the "end" goal(s) of the course will be. Once the "end" is ascertained, the rest of the course design and development process must align with it.

Planning can be done via action mapping or backward design. The course design process is iterative and largely follows the ADDIE Model. Action mapping and backward design is most typically done during the "analysis" and "design" phases of the ADDIE Model.

  • Target Audience: New and Experienced Travelers

  • Authoring Tool(s): Google Sites, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Adobe Acrobat

  • Year Created: 2017


This web-based training proposal used action mapping to plan out an eLearning course focused on travel health and safety.

This WebQuest was developed as a final project for a graduate studies course in the M.S. in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC) program at NJIT.

The proposal was created on a Google Site. The course is broken down into four distinct modules. The learner will interact with the learning materials and then complete a summative assessment at the end of the module. Once all four modules have been successfully completed, the learner completes the entirety of the course and will have achieved the learning outcomes written in the course.

The proposal also includes:

  • Project Timeline

  • Action Map (and Matrix)

  • Site Map

  • Style Guide

  • Sample Learning Materials

  • Course Evaluation Plan

Review the Proposal

The course itself was never developed. This was strictly a planning project. To review the proposal, please visit the microsite.