Adult Learning and Technology

The following post has three assignments namely;

1. Adult Learning and Technology

You have learned that adults respond best to a variety of instructional methods.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future
discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

Discuss the process for turning a completed training needs analysis into a course.
Applying design theory, explain how you would assemble a course on managing employee performance.
What approaches would you use?
What technology would you use?

2.Production Cost Analysis and Estimation Applied Problems

Problem 1:
William is the owner of a small pizza shop and is thinking of increasing products and lowering costs. William’s pizza shop owns four ovens and the cost of the four ovens is $1,000. Each worker is
paid $500 per week.
Workers employed Qty of pinas produced per week 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 80 75 180 360 600 900 1140 1260 1360 Show all of your calculations and processes. Describe your answer for each question in complete
sentences, whenever it is necessary. a. Which inputs are fixed and which are variable in the production function of William’s pizza shop? Over what ranges do there appear to be increasing,
constant, and/or diminishing retums to the number of workers employed? b. What number of workers appears to be most efficient in terms of pizza product per worker?

c. What number of workers appears to minimize the marginal cost of pizza production assuming that each pizza worker is paid $500 per week? d. Why would marginal productivity decline when you hire
more workers in the short run after a certain level? e. How would expanding the business affect the economies of scale? When would you have constant returns to scale or diseconomies of scale?
Describe your answer.
Problem 2:
The Paradise Shoes Company has estimated its weekly NC function from data collected over the past several months, as NC = 3450 + 20Q + 0.008Q2 where NC represents the total variable cost and Q
represents pairs of shoes produced per week. And its demand equation is Q = 4100 – 25P. The company is currently producing 1,000 pairs of shoes weekly and is considering expanding its output to
1,200 pairs of shoes weekly. To do this, it will have to lease another shoe-making machine ($2,000 per week fixed payment until the lease period ends).
Show all of your calculations and processes. Describe your answer for each item below in complete sentences, whenever it is necessary.
a. Describe and derive an expression for the marginal cost (MC) curve. b. Describe and estimate the incremental costs of the extra 200 pairs per week (from 1,000 pairs to 1,200 pairs of shoes). c.
What are the profit-maximizing price and output levels for Paradise Shoes? Describe and calculate the profit-maximizing price and output. d. Discuss whether or not Paradise Shoes should expand its
output further beyond 1,200 pairs per week. State all assumptions and qualifications that underlie your recommendation.

3.Adult Learning and Technology IP

One truism of instructional design and performance management is that you get what you measure. Training objectives are essential to all development. They support the outcomes of the course, and
good training objectives support the overall curriculum and the strategies of the organization.

Prepare a PowerPoint presentation that addresses the following elements of instructional design:

Explain the purpose of training objectives.
Describe how training objectives align with course outcomes.
Learning objectives vary greatly by the topic and outcome for the course. Compare the differences and similarities of training objectives for a behavioral course, such as leadership skills, and
those of a more technical course, such as lean manufacturing techniques.
Propose a process for an organization to implement that aligns course training objectives, curriculum learning outcomes, and strategic organizational goals.

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